1 I am aware that most prefer to buy food items at the market from small, specialized stores, and at the weekly farmer’s market, though supermarkets exist in larger cities.
2 I am aware that it is common to haggle for a lower price.
3 I am aware that purchases in open markets often include an informal bonus (i.e. If you buy a kilo of oranges, the vendor may add an extra for free, “ñapa” or “yapa“)
4 I am aware that in many Spanish-speaking countries bread is bought daily, rather than once a week, while fruits and vegetables are often bought at a weekly market (mercado, tianguis, etc.)

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