I know that 'supermercado' is a supermarket. I looked up 'hipermercado' in the dictionary, and it said it was a hypermarket. So what I'm wondering is... what on Earth is a hypermarket'!
¿Que es un hipermercado?
Well the meaning over here in England is that they are not exactly the same.
A supermarket is defined as a large store selling foods and goods.
A hypermarket is defined as a VERY large store selling food and goods
So hypermarkets are considered bigger than supermarkets.
Like the difference between a Target, and a SuperTarget. Ok, thanks!
So they're the same thing. Hmm. Thanks!
Hyper- is in Greek what super- is in Latin. They both mean "above, over the top". So, hypermarket is like supermarket, but using a different prefix. It is like hyper-efficient and super-efficient.