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Parafarmacia

English translation: health and beauty miscellaneous store [ or, shop]

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01:44 Aug 18, 2001
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
Spanish term or phrase: Parafarmacia
Una parafarmacia es una farmacia en la que no se pueden vender medicamentos, tan solo productos de belleza, vitaminas y demás.
Daniel Inarejos
English translation:health and beauty miscellaneous store [ or, shop]
Explanation:
Hi Daniel!
This concept is rarely found anywhere these days as the usual terms would be "drug store", "chemist shop".."Pharmacy"..etc [depending on whether it involves the U.S. or England]..but all of these DO sell drugs [medicamentos]. In your case, from the Oxford Superlex and personal experience, the best I can suggest is "health and beauty miscellaneous store [or, shop]". Though I don't believe it's right for you..the only other thing I could suggest would be "Para-Pharmacy"...but to be totally honest..it wouldn't have much meaning in English...please believe me:-)

Hope this helps:-)
terry
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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 20:38
Grading comment
Muchas gracias, una traducción muy bien detallada y explicada.
Tan solo añadir que en español el término "parafarmacia" está cobrando más fuerza cada vez. Basta con introducir diha palabra en www.yahoo.es y ver la cantidad de resultados.

Un saludo y gracias de nuevo.
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na +2health and beauty miscellaneous store [ or, shop]
Terry Burgess
naDrugstoreGabriela Tenenbaum


  

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32 mins peer agreement (net): +2
health and beauty miscellaneous store [ or, shop]


Explanation:
Hi Daniel!
This concept is rarely found anywhere these days as the usual terms would be "drug store", "chemist shop".."Pharmacy"..etc [depending on whether it involves the U.S. or England]..but all of these DO sell drugs [medicamentos]. In your case, from the Oxford Superlex and personal experience, the best I can suggest is "health and beauty miscellaneous store [or, shop]". Though I don't believe it's right for you..the only other thing I could suggest would be "Para-Pharmacy"...but to be totally honest..it wouldn't have much meaning in English...please believe me:-)

Hope this helps:-)
terry


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Terry Burgess
Mexico
Local time: 20:38
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2372
Grading comment
Muchas gracias, una traducción muy bien detallada y explicada.
Tan solo añadir que en español el término "parafarmacia" está cobrando más fuerza cada vez. Basta con introducir diha palabra en www.yahoo.es y ver la cantidad de resultados.

Un saludo y gracias de nuevo.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxtazdog: great explanation, Terry... or maybe even just HBC (health and beauty care) store?
13 mins
  -> Thx Cindy:-)

agree  Patricia Lutteral: Guys, "parafarmacia" doesn't have much meaning in Spanish either... :-))
4 hrs
  -> Thx Pati:-)...I didn't think so:-))))
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9 hrs
Drugstore


Explanation:
Es el término más común para denominar este tipo de tiendas.

Fijate en los sites de referencia y en Google.com (drugstore + parafarmacia)

Espero te sirva!

Saludos #:)



    Reference: http://www.arede.com/servicos/parafarmacia/msg9.htm
Gabriela Tenenbaum
Uruguay
Local time: 23:38
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 113
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