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#30 – Store names

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Store names in Spanish


Post 30 of 365

Tiendas – Shops
Let’s learn the store names in Spanish today.

In Spanish, the names of different types of stores/shops end in -ería
This ending indicates that something is sold and the root of the word shows what it is that is sold in a certain shop.

For example, in a tortillería, they sell tortillas

Here are some more showing the store name and the product or root of the word.

Have you noticed any of these in your community?
In Spanish-speaking countries in the markets you will also see these as overhead signs indicating a particular section or department.

En mi comunidad (no) hay…
– In my community there’s …

una panadería – a bakery
pan – bread

una heladería – an ice cream shop
helado – ice cream

una frutería – a fruit stand
frutas – fruits

una verdulería – a green grocery
verduras – greens/vegetables

una carnicería – butcher shop
carne – meat

una salchichonería – a deli
salchicha – sausage

una papelería – a stationary shop
papel – paper

una peluquería – a hair styling shop
pelo – hair

un salón de belleza – beauty salon
bello/a – beautiful

una barbería – barbershop
la barba – beard

una joyería – jewelry store
joyas – jewels

una mueblería – furniture store
muebles – furniture

una llantería – tire shop
llantas – tires

una abarrotería – small grocery store
abarrotes – groceries


un supermercado o un hipermercado – supermarket, you’ll see hypermarkets in Mexico and other countries (bigger than a supermarket)

una farmacia – Pharmacy

una oficina de correos – Post Office
correos – mail

Action Steps:  Identify shop names around your community or on your travels. See what other shop names you can add to this list.
Go back and practice with the word “hay to say that there is or there isn’t one of these shops in your town.

Here’s to your Spanish and to happy travels as the world begins to open again!

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