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    In argentina we say "almacén"

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    Quote Originally Posted by exxcéntrica
    Hola David, ¿qué siginifica ontá y encá??

    Son los barbarismos por: "donde está" y "en casa de" respectivamente. Se diría entonces "donde está juanita" ó "en casa de juanita".

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryka1950@comxast.net
    Is there an idiomatic Spanish phrase to refer to a small, neighborhood, "Mom and Pop" convenience store- the kind of place kids might hang out with friends for sodas and snacks? This would be a small,privately owned store that sells some grocery items and basic household needs.

    Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by maimiranda
    In argentina we say "almacén"
    Yes, in Argentina we say "almacén" to refer to a small neighbourhood convenience store, but kids don't usually hang out with their friends outside an "almacén", instead they do it outside a "kiosco", or they just call the place by its name. There's a store in Santa Fe that is exactly what you describe and people call it by its name... Ex. Nos vemos en el Shuk -I'll see you at Shuk... which is something like a big kiosk but not an "almacén". Do you understand what I mean?

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    I think Mer's choices are good. "Mom and Pop" doesn't have an exact alternative because it is more of a cultural reference, perhaps in a specific time period as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exxcéntrica
    Hola David, ¿qué siginifica ontá y encá??
    Hola evry 1

    Exxcéntrica,

    You didn't tell us what you guys call such a little store over there in Spain!

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    Son los barbarismos por: "donde está" y "en casa de" respectivamente. Se diría entonces "donde está juanita" ó "en casa de juanita"
    Gracias David, no tenía ni idea.

    Curioso lo de almacén, que en España es algo muy grande. También existen en Madrid aún unos almacenes, dónde se venden "uno por dos" (se paga una pieza y te dan dos, pero son tiendas de ropa, sobre todo de trabajo, como monos, ropa interior...)
    Quote Originally Posted by youwho
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    Exxcéntrica,

    You didn't tell us what you guys call such a little store over there in Spain!
    True, I am late for this:

    En España lo solíamos llamar

    Ultramarinos, el colmado,

    colmado, da.
    3. m. Tienda de comestibles.
    Digo solíamos porque esas tiendas tienden a desaparecer, por desgracia.
    Last edited by exxcéntrica; 05-01-2008 at 07:35 AM.
    Los hombres son superiores a las mujeres porque Alá les otorgó la primacia sobre ellas. Portanto, dió a los varones el doble de lo que dió a las mujeres. Los maridos que sufrieran desobediencia de sus mujeres pueden castigarlas: abandonarlas en sus lechos, e incluso golpearlas.
    No se legó al hombre mayor calamidad que la mujer."


    El Corán (libro sagrado de los musulmanes, recitado por Alá a Maomé en el siglo VI)


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    Hola Maryca,
    In Argentina, the most similar expression for your phrase is "quiosco" Sometimes boys get together there and eat or drink something. Generally "quioscos" that are near a school, so they hang out there for a while before walking in after walking out the school.

    Regards, DIEGO

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    How about "la tiendita de la esquina", I believe this is what they call the "Mom and Pop store" in Mexico

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