merca
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (act of buying)
a. shopping
Yo me ocupo de enviar las invitaciones. Tú encárgate de la merca.I'll send the invitations. You take care of the shopping.
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(cocaine) (River Plate)
a. coke
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Yo era el único en la fiesta que no estaba escabiando o tomando merca.I was the only one at the party who wasn't boozing or sniffing coke.
3.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(narcotics)
Regionalism used in Bolivia
(Bolivia)
Regionalism used in Peru
(Peru)
Regionalism used in Uruguay
(Uruguay)
a. illegal drugs
En el barrio había un traficante que vendía porros y merca.There was a dealer in the neighborhood selling weed and illegal drugs.
Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.
merca
(México) (compra) shopping; purchases
plural
; (p)
(S. Cone) (contrabando) contraband goods
plural
; (p)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Learn Spanish with Fluencia
Try Fluencia, the new Spanish learning program from SpanishDict.
  • Fun and interactive
  • Highly effective
  • Easy to use
  • Works on any device
Start Learning
Did this page answer your question?