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Old June 17, 2011, 05:29 PM
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Question Back-seat driver

back-seat driver: a passenger in an automobile who offers unwanted or unasked for advice about driving, especially from the back seat.

(It is also in the Tom
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My translation could be,

pasajero que importuna al conductor con sus indicaciones.

Any other better ideas?


Any shorter expression?


¿Entrometido, metiche, metomentodo?


(Probably that is a bit more general.)


Any ideas are welcome... even if they come from the back seat!
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Old June 17, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Literalmente "pasajero conductor"

¿Cómo puede ser?
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Old June 18, 2011, 04:02 AM
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I doubt if we'll improve on that - ¡muy bien!
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Old June 18, 2011, 04:27 AM
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back-seat driver: a passenger in an automobile who offers unwanted or unasked for advice about driving, especially from the back seat.
In my experience, the backseat driver is always on the front seat next to the driver. My response to the behaviour is always "Look - which side of the car has the steering wheel?"

And I invariably get the response

"The wrong one"

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Old June 18, 2011, 06:09 AM
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Cualquier frase que lo refiera como "inspector de manejo" (o la manera informal local de llamar a quien te examina para otorgarte tu primer carnet de conductor): "Nos trajimos al inspector de manejo con nosotros".

Yo siempre tengo un "¡calláte!" a flor de labios por si me llega a tocar algún aspirante a copiloto de aquellos tan útiles que sólo dicen especificidades como "¡cuidado!". A veces el "¡calláte!" se hace más explicado y se convierte en "¡calláte, o te dejo acá!".
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Old June 18, 2011, 07:42 AM
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I have a friend, who literally, got off the car in the middle of the street, and was asked by the character in question:

- Where are you going?

- I decided to walk since you are driving...

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"I have a friend, who literally, got off out of the car in the middle of the street:"
Please don't be offended - only trying to help!
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Old June 20, 2011, 07:51 AM
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Please don't be offended - only trying to help!
No problem. I could never be offended by people that help me.

I understand perfectly what the problem is, now if it helps any my friend is very fat, so he practically has to "get off" the car.

Now, in my defense, I think this is an American use/misuse, and as such I "copy".

So now to wait for Americans.

Thank you, and please do not doubt in correcting me, because, even if it does not help me (for whatever reasons), it will help the reader.

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Get out of the car is the way to say it in American English too. Oddly enough, you can use get off the car if you are leaving a train, bus, trolly, tram, cable car or street car.
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Get out of the car is the way to say it in American English too. Oddly enough, you can use get off the car if you are leaving a train, bus, trolly, tram, cable car or street car.
So I sit corrected. I think I read too many western novels in my early days in this country.

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