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"Droguería" is a noun which is often translated as "drugstore", and "farmacia" is a noun which is often translated as "pharmacy". Learn more about the difference between "droguería" and "farmacia" below.
droguería(
droh
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geh
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ree
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ah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (pharmacy)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. drugstore
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
La droguería de la esquina hace descuentos a jubilados.The drugstore on the corner offers discounts to retired people.
b. chemist (United Kingdom)
Ve a la droguería y compra aspirinas.Go to the chemist and buy aspirin.
c. pharmaceutical wholesaler
Las droguerías se vieron perjudicadas por las restricciones a las importaciones.Pharmaceutical wholesalers were affected by the restrictions on imports.
2. (establishement that sells household hardware)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. hardware store
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El pintor compró aguarrás en la droguería.The painter bought turpentine in the hardware store.
b. hardware shop (United Kingdom)
Voy a la droguería por unos clavos.I'm going to the hardware shop for some nails.
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farmacia(
fahr
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mah
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syah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (store)
a. pharmacy
Yolanda fue a la farmacia para que le surtieran la receta.Yolanda went to the pharmacy to get the prescription filled.
b. drugstore
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Compré aspirina, pañales y leche en la farmacia.I bought aspirin, diapers, and milk at the drugstore.
c. chemist's (United Kingdom)
Un hombre cortó la fila en la farmacia y exigió un termómetro.A man jumped the queue at the chemist's and demanded a thermometer.
2. (science)
a. pharmacy
¿Tomaste clases de farmacia en la universidad?Did you take pharmacy classes at college?
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