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"Grocery store" is a noun which is often translated as "el supermercado", and "supermarket" is a noun which is also often translated as "el supermercado". Learn more about the difference between "grocery store" and "supermarket" 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. el supermercado
(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 went to the grocery store on Saturday morning.Fuimos al supermercado el sábado por la mañana.
b. la tienda de abarrotes
(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 Colombia
(Colombia)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I went to buy sugar at the grocery store.Fui a comprar azúcar a la tienda de abarrotes.
c. la tienda de comestibles
(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)
The grocery store was crowded on Sunday.La tienda de comestibles estaba llena el domingo.
d. el almacén
(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 Argentina
(Argentina)
Fruit was on sale at the grocery store.La fruta estaba en oferta en el almacén.
e. la bodega
(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 the Caribbean: Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico
(Caribbean)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
There's a grocery store near my house.Hay una bodega cerca de mi casa.
f. el colmado
(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 Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
Go to the grocery store and get me a gallon of milk, please.Ve al colmado y consígueme un galón de leche, por favor.
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supermarket(
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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. el supermercado
(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).
Our family goes shopping at the supermarket on Sundays.Nuestra familia va de compras en el supermercado los domingos.
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