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What's a Polish equivalent of hardware store?


balrog_99 8 | 11
28 May 2011 #1
Here in Canada (and the USA too), we have hardware stores where you can buy paint, tools, cleaning supplies, you name it.

Is there a Polish equivalent? I was trying to compose a sentence containing this term on livemocha and my meaning was very unclear to my language partners.

So, basically, is there an equivalent term in Polish that means "hardware store" as we know them in North America?
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 May 2011 #2
Marketbudowlany.
grubas 12 | 1,391
28 May 2011 #3
Hardware store in Polish is sklep żelazny.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 May 2011 #4
Ah, I didn't know what exactly a hardware store was, I thought it was a building suppliers, not an ironmonger's.
Koala 1 | 332
28 May 2011 #5
I'd be hard pressed to tell when exactly I heard the phrase "sklep żelazny" the last that. Must have been 15 years ago or so.
cjj - | 281
28 May 2011 #6
try Obi or Castorama ... bound to work in the same way as Hoover :D
Koala 1 | 332
28 May 2011 #7
try Obi or Castorama

or Praktiker. I can't think of any other hardware store brand .
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
28 May 2011 #8
Leroy Merlin.

I had to google it but is a hardware store mostly for Iron goods and a smallish local kind of shop rather than a big warehouse with building supplies? that's what the dictionary said.
cinek 2 | 345
30 May 2011 #9
is a hardware store mostly for Iron goods and a smallish local kind of shop

There're no such shops in Poland any more. Maybe you could find some in rural areas, but not in cities.
We (people where I live) usually call it sklep metalowy.

Cinek


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