Spanish phrasebook: Shopping

Spanish phrasebook – Phrases in Spanish with audio

“Shopping” and other useful phrases

Contents: Audio for learning Spanish.

There are many things going on in a shop: we see something we like, we try to find a different colour or size, we try it on, we ask for something, we go to pay… you can be shopping in a Spanish speaking country or you might have a Spanish speaking customer coming to your shop. In both cases you’ll know what to ask and what to answer. You only have to listen to the audio carefully and learn those phrases you consider most useful:

Section Shopping

Can I help you?

It doesn’t matter how the shop looks like (big or small, in a fancy shopping centre or in a small narrow street), there’s a phrase you’ll always hear: “Can I help you?”. Let’s start with this and then see other related sentences:

Hola, ¿le puedo ayudar?
Hello, can I help you?

No, gracias
No, thank you.

Sí, por favor.
Yes, please.

¿Puedo ver eso?
Can I see that?

Do you have…?

Lo siento, no tenemos eso.
Sorry, we don’t have that.

¿Tienen recuerdos de viaje?
Do you have any souvenirs?

¿Qué recuerdos de viaje tienen?
What kind of souvenirs have you got?

¿Cuánto cuesta eso?
How much is this?

Eso cuesta…
This costs…

section Where can I try it on?

Where can I try it on?

With a bit of imagination you can gesture to express “where can I try it on?”. Hopefully they’ll understand you. But it gets complicated if you want to say “do you have a different colour?”. Don’t worry, here you’ll learn to say it:

¿Quiere probárselo?
Would you like to try it on?

¿Puedo probarme esto? ¿Dónde?
Can I try it on? Where?

¿Dónde están los probadores?
Where are the fitting rooms?

¿Quiere otra talla?
Would you like a different size?

¿Quiere otro color?
Would you like a different colour?

¿Tiene otra talla?
Do you have a different size?

¿Tiene otro color?
Do you have a different colour?

¿Quiere una talla más grande?
Would you like a bigger size?

¿Quiere una talla más pequeña?
Would you like a smaller size?

Quiero una talla más grande.
I want a bigger size.

Quiero una talla más pequeña.
I want a smaller size.

Section I like it

I like it / I don’t like it

It’s the moment to make a decision: Do you like it or not? As you can see in the list below, we don’t mention anything about payments. We have a section on paying where we talk about money, paying and even bargaining over prices:

¿Le gusta?
Do you like it?

Me gusta / no me gusta.
I like it / I don’t like it.

¿Hay algo más barato?
Do you have anything cheaper?

Voy a mirar más.
I’ll look some more.

¿Se lo va a llevar?
Are you taking this?

Me llevo esto.
I’m taking this.

¿Es para regalo?
Is it a present?

¿Lo puede envolver para regalo?
Could you gift-wrap it, please?

¿Quiere devolver esto?
Would you like to return this?

Quiero devolver esto.
I want to return this.

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