Talk:San Juan (city, Argentina)

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Me preocupa que el articulo sobre San Juan ha sido escrito usando un traductor automatico Espaniol-Ingles; el producto esta lleno de errores, algunos comicos (Right Fray Justo Santa Maria de Oro, por ejemplo; lo corregi). Me ofrezco como traductor. Jubilado, sanjuanino, mas de cuatro decadas en USA. Litoguti



From the article:

The city centre is very walkable, supplemented by an urban transport system of buses, a taxi service and remises.

What is meant by a remise? Ikan Kekek (talk) 17:17, 31 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

I think it's a sort of a taxi running on fixed routes (ís). --Ypsilon (talk) 18:09, 31 May 2019 (UTC)Reply
Reading that article closer, they seem to be a kind of taxi that you need to order by phone (can't be hailed on the street), they are less regulated than normal taxis for example when it comes to fares and tend to be a bit more luxurious. --Ypsilon (talk) 18:18, 31 May 2019 (UTC)Reply
OK, but I don't think that usage is English. I read that and went "HUH???" Ikan Kekek (talk) 18:42, 31 May 2019 (UTC)Reply
I've been to Uruguay and therefore remembered this was some kind of taxi or minibus (and checked it up), but otherwise I'd also go "HUH?". Pinging User:Mx. Granger for the point of view of a native English speaker familiar with the Southern cone. Is there some good English word for remise? If there isn't, and this is mostly a South American thing, then we probably should just use "remise", like marshrutka in articles about the former Soviet Union, songthaew in Thailand etc. --Ypsilon (talk) 19:03, 31 May 2019 (UTC)Reply
I understand a remís to be a type of taxi and would describe it as such on Wikivoyage. I'm not sure if I've ever ridden one, and I don't know if there's a clear, specific word for them in English. Wiktionary's entry (wikt:remís) says "hire car". —Granger (talk · contribs) 12:22, 1 June 2019 (UTC)Reply
But you can see why I thought "remise". Is it a good idea to very briefly define the term in the article, or failing that, in Argentina#Get around? (I'm guessing it isn't already defined there.) Ikan Kekek (talk) 15:30, 1 June 2019 (UTC)Reply
Yes, I definitely think it's confusing. In the sentence under discussion, I'd suggest leaving out the term and just saying "taxi". It would be good to explain the term in Argentina#Get around regardless. —Granger (talk · contribs) 23:21, 1 June 2019 (UTC)Reply