autopista

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

autopista (plural autopistas)

  1. A controlled-access highway in various Spanish-speaking countries.

Asturian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

autopista f (plural autopistes)

  1. motorway, freeway

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto +‎ pista

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

autopista f (plural autopistes)

  1. motorway, freeway

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

auto- +‎ pista

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌaw.toˈpi.sta/
  • Rhymes: -ista
  • Hyphenation: au‧to‧pì‧sta

Noun[edit]

autopista f (plural autopiste)

  1. race track (at a fairground)

References[edit]

  • autopista in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

auto +‎ pista

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /autoˈpista/, [au̯.t̪oˈpis.t̪a]

Noun[edit]

autopista f (plural autopistas)

  1. motorway, freeway
    Coordinate term: autovía

Usage notes[edit]

In Spain, the autovías never have a toll, and the autopistas usually have a toll. The autovías are of poorer quality than the autopistas. The autovías have sharper/tighter curves and steeper slopes. Access and exit lanes are often shorter and do not meet the minimum length required on autopistas. It is even possible to find bus stops on the autovía itself.

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