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    Question merchandise sold in the street

    Hello! I want to know what this business as the picture is called in English.

    For example, I bought a toy from___? A street stand? a street stall?
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    Default Re: merchandise sold in the street

    A street vendor.

    A stall is more permanent, and indeed should be a stall which would be a table, a surrounding area, and a roof of sorts. A stand might not have the surrounding area or room; might be just a table.

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    Hello Jlinger,

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: merchandise sold in the street

    street vendor or peddler

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    Default Re: merchandise sold in the street

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    street vendor or peddler
    Hi Tedtmc,

    Thank you for your help too.

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    Default Re: merchandise sold in the street

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi Tedtmc,

    Thank you for your help too.
    See the etymology the definitions of Stationery and Stationary.
    In earlier times, vendors used to move around streets of a city to sell their products and carried merchandise on their head. Meanwhile, paper, pencils and inks etc was required around places like Courts and governemnt offices. For selling these products, there came up shops which were stationary and hence the merchandise that was sold in such shops were called stationery shops.

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    Hi SUDHKAMP,

    Thank you!

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