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A scooter

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:59 pm

A: What kind of motorcycle do you use?
B: A manual motorbike / An automatic motorcycle / A scooter

- Do these 2 sentences sound good enough? :)

P/s: "A manual motorbike" here means a motorcycle with 4 strokes, you have to shift into first to fourth gear when you ride it". "An automatic motorbike" and "A scooter" here means you just ride it, you don't shift into gears.

Thanks a million


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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:58 pm

A: What kind of motorcycle do you use ride?

P/s P.S.: Here, "a manual motorbike" here means a motorcycle with 4 strokes gears.

A 4-stroke motorcycle is one that has a 4-stroke engine instead of a 2-stroke engine.
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Re: A scooter

Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:12 am

.. Erik I think our mate Steve is looking to become a biker .. maybe open the first chapter of the WWMC .. watch out Hells Angels ..

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Re: A scooter

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:52 am

Dear Wizard of Oz and Erik and other members!

- So is B's answer natural at all? Are "an automatic motorbike" and "a scooter" the same meaning in this context? :)

Thanks a lot!

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Re: A scooter

Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:43 am

Steven, I suggest you use Google's image search function to decide for yourself how similar a motorbike (or an automatic motorbike) is to a scooter. You can also obtain definitions for these terms from OneLook.
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Re: A scooter

Post by Wizard of Oz » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:42 am

.. steve the quickest way to decide by eyeballing is to look where and how a rider places his feet .. a scooter, and remember you can now get 1000cc scooters, will always have foot plates that the whole foot is placed on and they then curve upward to protect the front of the legs .. a motorbike has only peg foot supports that you place the centre of your boot on ..

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