What Does "trocas Baratas" Mean?


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The Spanish phrase "trocas baratas" translates to "cheap trucks" in English. This phrase is commonly followed by the phrase "en venta," which means "for sale."

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Though the word "baratas" is one of several proper Spanish words for "cheap," the first word of the phrase is a slang word in Mexico and the United States. "Trocas" is an example of an Anglicism, or a borrowed English word. In this case, the English word "truck" is spelled and pronounced like a feminine noun in Spanish. "Trocas" is rarely used outside of the United States and Mexico, as the rest of the Spanish-speaking world use the word "camioneta" to refer to a pickup truck.

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