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abasto
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abasto(
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bahs
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (reserve)
a. supply
La falta de abastos está afectando a toda la ciudad.The lack of supplies is affecting the whole city.
b. provision
Sin abastos el poblado sobrevivirá pocas semanas.Without provisions, the village will survive for only a few weeks.
2. (corner store)
Regionalism used in Venezuela
(Venezuela)
a. grocery store
Tenía la nevera vacía, así que fui al abasto a comprar lo básico.My fridge was empty so I went to the grocery store to buy the essentials.
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abasto
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
no dar abastoto be unable to cope
no da abasto con tanto trabajoshe can't cope with so much work
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abasto
1 (provisión) supply
dar abasto a to supply; dar abasto a un pedido to fill an order; meet an order; no da abasto there isn't enough (to go round); no puedo dar abasto (a) I can't cope o keep up (with)
2 (S. Cone) public meat market
3 (Caribe) grocer's (shop); grocery store
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