Quick answer
"Canteen" is a noun which is often translated as "la cantimplora", and "snack bar" is a noun which is often translated as "el puesto de comida". Learn more about the difference between "canteen" 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. (container)
a. la cantimplora
(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).
They stopped to fill their canteens at the spring before continuing the hike.Pararon a llenar las cantimploras en el manantial antes de seguir con la caminata.
2. (eating establishment in a factory or school) (United Kingdom)
a. el comedor
(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).
The health department recommends choosing healthier food at the canteen.El ministerio de salud recomienda elegir alimentos más sanos en el comedor.
b. 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).
The company offers free coffee and fruit in the canteen.La empresa brinda café y frutas gratis en la cafetería.
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).
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Shall we meet at the canteen for lunch?¿Nos vemos en la cantina para comer?
3. (tableware) (United Kingdom)
a. el estuche
(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 an antique canteen of cutlery at an estate auction.Compré un estuche para cubiertos antiguo en una subasta de una finca.
b. el juego
(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 gave Martin and Jenny a canteen of cutlery as a wedding present.Les regalé a Martín y Jenny un juego de cubiertos para su boda.
c. el cubertero
(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).
(box)
Where do you keep the canteen?¿Dónde guardas el cubertero?
4. (military)
a. el casino
(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).
The soldiers have lunch in the canteen when they're on base.Los soldados almuerzan en el casino cuando están en la base.
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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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