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HatTrick
01-31-2013, 12:37 AM
Hello. Does anyone know if a panaderia is be a bakery with breads, cakes, pastries, etc. or if I there is a more appropriate Spanish word? If this is the kind of thing that varies by country, I am specifically looking for the use in Guatemala. Thank you!

Sarita
01-31-2013, 12:50 AM
Hello. Does anyone know if a panaderia is be a bakery with breads, cakes, pastries, etc. or if I there is a more appropriate Spanish word? If this is the kind of thing that varies by country, I am specifically looking for the use in Guatemala. Thank you!

Pan refers to bread. If you're looking for a sweet shop specifically, it would be La bollerķa or pastelerķa. But in my South American experiences, a panaderķa could have sweets as well as savory treats, like empanadas. If it was just for pastries, in Peru it would be called bollerķa.

Ashurita
01-31-2013, 02:26 PM
I don't know in Guatemala, but in Argentina Panaderias usually have a lot of things baked/flour-related (bread, sweets, pastries, 'homemade' cookies -as opposed to the packaged market goods, I mean-, cakes, etc. some even have sandwiches and pizza bases). If that's useful to you in any way?

HatTrick
01-31-2013, 08:13 PM
Thank you both. It looks like it is going to vary by country. The bakery in my story is more like the Argentina Panaderia, but I'm not sure how similar that culture is to Guatemalan. I'll keep looking!