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"Grocery" is a noun which is often translated as "el supermercado", and "purchase" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "comprar". Learn more about the difference between "grocery" and "purchase" below.
grocery(
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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. (establishment)
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).
I avoid the grocery on Sundays because it is always crowded.Evito el supermercado los domingos porque siempre está lleno de gente.
b. 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).
Mom saves all her coupons for whenever she goes to the grocery.Mamá guarda todos los cupones para cuando va a la tienda de comestibles.
c. 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 Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
I usually make a list of food to buy before going to the grocery.Suelo hacer una lista de alimentos para comprar antes de ir a la tienda de abarrotes.
d. 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 Cuba
(Cuba)
Regionalism used in Ecuador
(Ecuador)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
Tell your father to swing by the grocery for eggs on his way home from work.Dile a tu papá que pase por la bodega para comprar huevos de camino a casa.
e. 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).
(Southern Cone)
I heard that the grocery that just opened also has a restaurant where you can have lunch.Oí que el almacén que acaba de abrir también tiene un restaurante donde se puede almorzar.
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)
They say that that grocery has the freshest produce.Se dice que ese colmado tiene las frutas y verduras más frescas.
groceries
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
2. (provisions)
a. los comestibles
(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 have to get groceries before the barbecue.Tenemos que comprar comestibles antes de la parrillada.
b. los abarrotes
(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 best place to buy Asian groceries is downtown.El mejor lugar para comprar abarrotes de origen asiático es en el centro.
c. el abasto
(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 buy our groceries on Wednesdays.Compramos el abasto los miércoles.
d. las provisiones
(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).
We need to buy groceries to take on our camping trip.Hay que comprar provisiones para llevar a acampar.
e. la despensa
(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).
Nobody wants to go out and buy the groceries when it's really cold.Nadie quiere salir a comprar la despensa cuando hace mucho frío.
f. el mandado
(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).
Can you help me take the groceries out of the car?¿Me ayudas a bajar el mandado del carro?
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purchase(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to buy)
a. comprar
Are you ready to purchase your first car?¿Estás listo para comprar tu primer coche?
b. adquirir
Our investment fund will purchase a 30% stake in the company.Nuestro fondo de inversión adquirirá una participación del 30% en la compañía.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (object bought)
a. la compra
(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).
This car was a poor purchase. It breaks down all the time.Este coche fue una mala compra. Se avería todo el tiempo.
b. la adquisición
(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).
With the discount I got, this house was a great purchase.Con el descuento que conseguí, esta casa fue una excelente adquisición.
3. (act of purchasing)
a. la adquisición
(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).
We are going to adjust the public sector purchase program this year.Vamos a ajustar el programa de adquisición del sector público este año.
b. la compra
(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).
Buying a good pair of running shoes was a very wise purchase.La compra de un buen par de zapatos para correr fue una compra muy sabia.
4. (grip)
a. el agarre
(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).
Make sure you have a good purchase on the rope, then pull the bucket up out of the well.Asegúrate de tener un buen agarre de la cuerda y luego tira de la cubeta hasta que salga del pozo.
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