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    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.

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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.

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    "Tienda de ultramarinos" but speaking it's unusual . A term in common use is "tienda" opposite to the big shopping centre. So we would say:

    "Ve a la tienda y trae un bote de café"

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    Yes , over here we also call it "tienda", or "abasto"

    Hope it helps


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    Hi there,

    Another way of describing it could be colmado but I think tienda is fine.

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    how about "almacén" or more specifically, "almacén de ramos generales" (general store)

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    In Costa Rica it's called pulpería. Another common term, perhaps more formal, is abastecedor. The pulpería on the corner isn't taking any chances; one sign calls it the Abastacedor Yurusti and another sign calls it El Super Yurusti. No matter how you slice it, it's just a pulpería. (Sounds like a place to sell "pulpos", doesn't it?)

    I think I've heard pulpería in Mexico too. Guys?

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    (Super late, but just in case)
    My friend's parents own a store in Michoacan, Mexico which is exactly as described at the top of this thread and they call it a "Tienda de Abarrotes." This term seems to be very common throughout Mexico. When I lived in Mexico (Jalisco and Guanajuato) and traveled around Mexico those stores were also called tiendas de aborrotes. (And written on signs in front, or on the wall in front of the store) Sometimes they are in what would be the living room or front room of a house. Very convenient and have a bit of everything. There were always a few close to where I lived. I always went there for essentials until I had to stock up, which meant a trip to the "Super."

    Thomas, I don't remember pulperias but it sure sounds like a great place to eat pulpo!

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    In Lima, Peru it's called la "Bodega de la esquina"

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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.

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    He escuchado: "la tiendita", "la tienda de la esquina", "la tienda de juanita" y alguno que otro barbarismo como: "ontá juanita", "encá juanita", etc.

    Personalmente prefiero: "la tienda de fulano(a)"

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Huerta Osornio
    : "ontá juanita", "encá juanita", etc.
    "
    Hola David, ¿qué siginifica ontá y encá??
    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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