Quick answer
"Cafeteria" is a noun which is often translated as "la cafetería", and "snack bar" is a noun which is often translated as "el puesto de comida". Learn more about the difference between "cafeteria" and "snack bar" below.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. la cafetería
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I usually have lunch at the office cafeteria.Suelo comer en la cafetería de la oficina.
b. el self-service
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We ate downtown at a cafeteria.Comimos en un self-service del centro.
c. la cantina
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in a hospital or college)
The university cafeteria has great food at very affordable prices.La cantina de la universidad tiene muy buena comida y a buen precio.
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snack bar
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. el puesto de comida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I bought a bag of chips at the snack bar.Compré una bolsa de papas en el puesto de comida.
b. el bar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Will you bring me some soft drinks from the pool snack bar?¿Me traes unos refrescos del bar de la piscina?
c. el quiosco de comida
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are six snack bars throughout the airport.Hay seis quioscos de comida distribuidos por el aeropuerto.
d. el esnack bar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Honduras
(Honduras)
We bought some candy from the snack bar in the train station.Compramos dulces del esnack bar en la estación del tren.
e. el esnack
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I bought a sandwich at the snack bar before boarding the airplane.Compré un lonche en el esnack antes de subirme al avión.
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