A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (items used in sewing)
a. notions
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
El sastre también vende mercería.The tailor also sells notions.
b. haberdashery (United Kingdom)
Uno de los vendedores ambulantes vendía mercería.One of the street vendors sold haberdashery.
2. (store selling items used in sewing)
a. notions store
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Fui a la mercería y compré botones para mi camisa.I went to the notions store and bought some buttons for my shirt.
b. haberdashery
Se cerró la mercería donde mi madre compraba las cositas que necesitaba para coser.The haberdashery where my mum used to buy her sewing stuff has closed down.
c. haberdasher's (United Kingdom)
En la mercería no tenían hilo rojo.They didn't have any red thread at the haberdasher's.
d. haberdasher's shop (United Kingdom)
Ve a la mercería y compra un listón.Go to the haberdasher's shop and buy a ribbon.
3. (store selling hardware) (Southern Cone)
a. hardware store
En la mercería me cobraron $12 por los clavos y los tornillos.They charged me $12 at the hardware store for the nails and screws.
b. ironmonger's (United Kingdom)
En la mercería venden tubos de policloruro de vinilo.They sell PVC pipes at the ironmonger's.
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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. (género)
a. haberdashery (United Kingdom)
b. notions
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (tienda)
a. haberdasher's (shop) (United Kingdom)
b. notions store
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
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1 (artículos) haberdashery; notions
; (p) (EEUU)
2 (tienda) haberdasher's (shop); notions store; (EEUU) (Caribe) (México) (lencería) draper's (shop); dry-goods store; (EEUU) (S. Cone) (ferretería) ironmonger's; hardware store
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