SHOPPING (2): meaning and examples
Today we continue with names of places to shop.
Today's first word is: Shopping centre
It means: a large indoor complex of shops and other facilities. They are usually located on the town outskirts (las afueras).
Small businesses in the centre of town suffered a drop in earnings when the new shopping centre opened.
Today's second word is: Shopping mall
It means: the same as shopping centre, but is more common in the US and Australia.
A shopping mall in Dearborn, Michigan, wants to restrict teenagers after 5 p.m.
Cultural note: Mall rats is a colloquial expression used in the USA to describe teenagers who use the shopping mall as a place to meet and spend their free time. The 1982 movie, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, starring Sean Penn and Jennifer Jason Leigh, tells the story of a group of Californian mall rats.
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