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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 08:48 AM
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Growing up in Brooklyn, "bodega" meant a Puerto Rican grocery store, ubiquitous in Williamsburgh before the hipsters moved in. I've heard some Peruvian friends use it to describe some of the informal wine bars that serve homemade Pisco. In Baja I've seen bodega used to describe sheds and closets. Is the latter the most common usage in Mexico?



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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 09:07 AM


In Mexico it means a wherehouse.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 09:10 AM


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In Mexico it means a wherehouse.

an old record store? :yes:
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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 09:15 AM


A Norte Americana friend calls her small attached workshop room a 'bodega' in Baja. Up north we've always called that kind of room a 'utility' or 'mud-room'. I'd also heard the term used for a small store or shop in Caribbean genre.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 09:15 AM


Not exactly. A large building where raw materials or manufactured goods may be stored before their export or distribution for sale.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 09:38 AM


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In Mexico it means a wherehouse.

an old record store? :yes:


must have just been a socal thing! :lol:
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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 09:41 AM


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Originally posted by willardguy
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Originally posted by willardguy
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Originally posted by bajacalifornication
In Mexico it means a wherehouse.

an old record store? :yes:


must have just been a socal thing! :lol:


Wherehouse ?...... THERE HOUSE. (inspired by Young Frankenstein) :bounce:

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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 09:46 AM


what knockers!
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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 02:39 PM


I use bodega to describe my residence, because it was designed to store my possessions including car. We do have a bathroom and shower, clothes washer, and Murphy bed, but it is not a casa or casita.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 03:05 PM


Storage facility, such as mini-storage is sometimes called a bodega, or almacen.



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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 03:09 PM


Interesting. A few months back I stayed at a casita in San Pedrito, and asked where the WiFi signal was strongest. "cerca de la bodega" was the answer, at which point I wondered how far away the grocery store was. :rolleyes:



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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 03:19 PM


Quote:
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In Mexico it means a wherehouse.


Wherehouse, warehouse or hoarhouse. Take your pick.




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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 03:43 PM


RESULTS JUST IN:

D) all of the above




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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 03:54 PM


Here's what a bodega was called in my neighborhood when I was a kid.





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[*] posted on 8-11-2014 at 06:25 PM


Bodega Bay is where Alfred Hitchc-ck filmed The Birds!



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[*] posted on 3-9-2015 at 02:53 PM


The Birds? Wow I did not know that.

Bodega Bay was visited by Drake

I have always translated Bodega as a warehouse or general goods store

Drake was buried at sea in a lead coffin (never found) at Puertobello, Panama. Not to hijack the thread, but that meant he must have sailed up the entire coast of Baja upwind in a wooden ship that had been on the ocean for a period of several years, without charts, then make his way back to Panama before sacking the Spanish mule train that carried more than five thousand silver bars, only to die of tropical fever off the coast of Panama.
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 06:21 PM


What's the word for garage in Baja?
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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 06:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by brewer  
What's the word for garage in Baja?
Cochera.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 07:00 PM


In Honduras, a little corner store is known as a pulperia. So many different words for the same thing in different Spanish speaking countries.



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[*] posted on 3-13-2015 at 07:28 PM


'Bodegas de Santo Tomas" is a pretty historic use of the term, from 1700s or so- that's when the winery was established, not sure how soon afterwards that name was applied to their warehouse...






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