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    CHARI(NKO)
    This is a slang word here for 'bicycle' which has
    been pretty widely used for some time.
    GENCHARI for 'motor bicycle'.
    Do you have any such slang words for those in English?
    Thank you.

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    We say "bike" or "two-wheeler" for bicycle.

    We say "chopper" or "bike" or "motor bike" for motorcycle.

    Those who have Harley-Davidson bikes say "hogs".

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    Thank you, SweetMomma.
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    A more obscure form for motorcycle is "ride"

    "he got on his ride"

    "where's your ride?"

    As it's more obscure & can lead to confusion - all readers or listeners must have the understanding that the 'ride' is a motorcycle.

    However, "Have you got a ride?" or "Do you have a ride?", generally means "do you have access to transport in someones car?" Riding as a passenger, not the driver.

    "Cycle" is another obvious shortening of 'bicycle'.

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    Oh, 'ride' is used to mean a 'motorcycle'. Thank you.

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