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English translation: central market

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00:12 Nov 23, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: abasto
Two contexts:

Ha sido un punto neurálgico para el abasto y el comercio de la ciudad.

...en la denominada Central de Abastos, ubicada en el oriente del a ciudad de Mexico.

Thank you.
Reid b.
English translation:central market
Explanation:
There are centrales de abastos all over Mexico. They are run by the local municipal government, which grants stall rights to vendors. Here is the results page for a Google search:

http://www.google.com/search?q="Central de Abastos"&hl=en&lr...

This kind of market has stalls that sell both retail and wholesale--fruits, flowers, meat, vegetables, canned goods, cleaning supplies, herbal remedies, basic furniture, shoes, clothing, bedding.... Small businesses from outlying areas go there, usually once or twice weekly, to pick up goods to sell in their own shops, or on the street. And locals do their shopping there, too. When I lived in Xalapa, Mexico, I lived a block away from their own central market, and watched the daily parade of buses, trucks, and foot traffic. The whole area around that market was full of shops that also had a mix of wholesale and retail business. Anything you could possibly need was right there! I really miss it, everytime I go to fix dinner now, because while I lived there, all I had to do was go out in the street and look around until inspiration struck. And everything was so good and fresh!
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Yolanda Broad
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Local time: 08:44
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Summary of answers provided
nacentral market
Yolanda Broad
nasupplying/wholesale marketplaceMaria Grova
naSupply, supply centerxxxPaul Roige


  

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1 hr
Supply, supply center


Explanation:
Hola. Abasto (verb): to supply.
"It has been a neuralgic point for the city's supply and commerce...at the so-called Supply Centre located in East Mexico City (or Mexico City -East)". Salud y suerte :)


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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 14:44
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442

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Yolanda Broad
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5 hrs
supplying/wholesale marketplace


Explanation:
It has been considered a key place for the city supplying and trade.
...at the so-called Wholesale Marketplace located at the east side of Mexico city

Maria Grova
Local time: 14:44
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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9 hrs
central market


Explanation:
There are centrales de abastos all over Mexico. They are run by the local municipal government, which grants stall rights to vendors. Here is the results page for a Google search:

http://www.google.com/search?q="Central de Abastos"&hl=en&lr...

This kind of market has stalls that sell both retail and wholesale--fruits, flowers, meat, vegetables, canned goods, cleaning supplies, herbal remedies, basic furniture, shoes, clothing, bedding.... Small businesses from outlying areas go there, usually once or twice weekly, to pick up goods to sell in their own shops, or on the street. And locals do their shopping there, too. When I lived in Xalapa, Mexico, I lived a block away from their own central market, and watched the daily parade of buses, trucks, and foot traffic. The whole area around that market was full of shops that also had a mix of wholesale and retail business. Anything you could possibly need was right there! I really miss it, everytime I go to fix dinner now, because while I lived there, all I had to do was go out in the street and look around until inspiration struck. And everything was so good and fresh!


    Google search: www.google.com/search?q=%22Central+de+Abastos%22&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&btnG=Google+Search
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 08:44
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668
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