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    царапина in English

    how can I say "трещина" in English? I find a lot of words for this.. But I need a popular word which people use in auto sphere - трещина in a plastic, трещина in a headlight.
    Please - not a царапина

    Ps = which is a popular word for царапина on a car?

    thanks!

    PPS = especially in British English (if this word is not the same with American English)

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    царапина - scratch
    трещина - crack

    (I think.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crocodile View Post
    царапина - scratch
    трещина - crack

    (I think.)
    Crocodile's answers seem 100% correct to me, and I don't think that there's any difference between US and UK English in this context.

    Also, I'm reminded of the old "Hungarian-English Phrasebook" sketch from Monty Python, in which a венгрец входит в табачный магазин чтобы купить сигареты, и говорит по-английски с акцентом, "Ай вилл нот бай зис рекорд, ит из скрэчт." ("I will not buy this record, it is scratched" -- я не буду покупать эту пластинку, на ней царапины.)

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    THANKS for help!!!!

    But search with the word "Crack" is very funny = a lot of articles about drugs.. (I try to search a translation for crack into Spanish)..

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    ...не лёд трещит, не комар пищит -- это кум до кумы судока тащит!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbert McGee View Post
    "I will not buy this record, it is scratched"
    Or: 'Tis but a scratch!

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