What does «kiosco» mean in spanish?
- Small building usually consisting of a roof supported by columns and adorning rooftops, parks, gardens, etc. Historically, a kiosk (from Persian kūshk) was a small garden pavilion open on some or all sides common in Persia, the Indian subcontinent, and in the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century onward. Today, several examples of such kiosks still exist in and around the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul, and can be seen in the Balkan countries. Today the word is used to designate small booths offering products and services, e.g., meals.
- Small neighborhood store selling various products; grocery store.
♦ Used in: Argentina
- (kiosco interactivo) A computer terminal that has specialized hardware and software that provides access to information and applications for communication, commerce, entertainment or education. Early interactive kiosks sometimes resembled telephone booths, but have been adopted by retail, food service and hospitality to improve customer service. Interactive kiosks are often located in places with heavy foot traffic, such as retail stores, hotel lobbies or airports.
- (kiosco fotográfico) Device that allows the user to print digital photographs on paper.