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Shopping in Spanish (Essential Shopping Phrases, Vocabulary, and More)


Hi friends! Jim and May here from Spanish and Go, your
resource for learning real world travel Spanish. In this video we’re gonna teach you how
to go shopping in Spanish. And be sure you stick around until the end
because we’re gonna go over some important phrases so you don’t get stuck
in any sort of awkward situations. ¡Let’s get started! In this episode you’ll learn the following: How to ask if you can try something on, The most important phrases for making
a purchase, and How to handle confusing situations. Keep in mind that the conversations you’ll
hear are all in Spanish, don’t worry if there’s something you don’t understand,
there’s a break down section in English after each of the conversations, where we go
over the most important words and phrases. In this example you’re gonna learn how to
ask if you can try something on and phrases you can use afterwards. Hi, good afternoon. Good afternoon. Excuse me… Yes?… Do you have this blouse in a medium? Let me check… … only large. It’s only in large, right? This one is also large. That one too? Yeah… well… Try it on if you want. Yeah? Can I try it on? Yeah. Ok, I’ll try the large one on then.. Ok. Where do you have fitting rooms? Over here, go ahead. I’ll follow you. Over there towards the back. Ok, thanks. You’re welcome. When you go into a store just to look around
and the clerk asks if he or she can help you find something you can say “Sólo estoy
viendo, gracias.” This is a great phrase to use when you just
want to browse the store without the pressure of the clerk following you around. It means “I’m just looking, thanks.” “¿Tiene esta blusa en talla mediana?” “Do you have this blouse in a medium?” Say “¿Tienes esta blusa en talla mediana?
for the informal “you”. Other sizes you can use are “chica”: small,
“grande”: large, or “extra grande”: extra large. Say “¿Tiene éste en talla mediana?” for
masculine nouns, such as “abrigo”: coat. “Pruébatela si quieres.” Means “Try it on if you want.” “¿Me la puedo probar?” “Can I try it on?” say “¿Me lo puedo
probar?” for masculine nouns such as a dress: “vestido”. When you are referring to a plural noun say
“¿Me las puedo probar?” for feminine plural nouns, such as “pulseras”: bracelets,
or “¿Me los puedo probar?” for masculine plural nouns, like “zapatos”: shoes. “¿En dónde tiene probadores?” means “Where do you have fitting rooms?” Say “¿En dónde tienes probadores?” for
the informal “you.” “Ahí al fondo” “Over there towards
the back.” If what you tried on fits and you want to
buy it, you can say “Lo voy a comprar” for masculine nouns, such as a dress: “un
vestido”, or you can say “La voy a comprar” for feminine nouns such as a skirt: “una
falda.” If you don’t like it, you can say “No
me gusta.” “I don’t like it.”, or you can say “No me gusta cómo se me ve.” “I
don’t like how it looks on me.” If you want to keep looking, you can say “Voy
a seguir buscando, gracias.” “I’m gonna keep looking, thanks.” In this conversation you’ll hear the most
important phrases for making a purchase from start to finish. Excuse me, I’m looking for dresses like
this one, but for a one or two years old girl. This one is for a one year old… and this
one. What color do you want it? Whichever? I want… to see if you have two of the same. In white or like the beige one, or… just
that they are both the same. These ones are the same… Let’s see… there’s two green ones… …but… this one is smaller… Or let me see if there are some more of other
colors. Ok. I have it in white and green. How much are these? One hundred eighty. One hundred eighty. How pretty! I think… I’ll take the white ones, thanks. Do you want me to tke off the price tag, or not? Yes, please. Do you take cards or only cash? No, only cash. Only cash. I’d be $360, please. Here you go. That’s fine. Thanks! Yeah, you’re welcome. “Estoy buscando…” means “I’m looking
for…” This is a very useful phrase you can use no
matter what it is that you are looking for: flip-flops, backpacks, wallets, or even tomatoes. Another thing you could ask would be “¿Vende
…?” like “¿Vende vestidos?”, or “¿Vende carteras?” which means “Do you sell dresses?” “Do you sell wallets?” respectively. “¿En qué color lo quiere? ¿Del que sea?” “What color do you want it? Whichever?” “¿Qué precio tienen éstos?” “How much are these?” change “éstos” for “éstas” for feminine
plural nouns and say “¿Qué precio tienen estas?” “Me voy a llevar los blancos.” “I’ll take the white ones.” For a shortened version of this phrase say
“Me llevo ésta.” “I’ll take this one.” for singular feminine
nouns. “Me llevo éste.” “I’ll take this one.” for singular masculine nouns. Add an “s” to the end for plural nouns. “¿Acepta tarjetas o nada más efectivo?” “Do you take cards or only cash?” Say “¿Aceptas tarjetas o nada más efectivo?”
for the informal “you”. “Aquí tiene.” “Here you go.” Say “Aquí tienes.” for the informal “you”. This phrase can be used for anything you’re
handing the other person while paying for something. “Así está bien” means “That’s fine.” In this case the store clerk didn’t have
enough change for the $500, so she gave us $150 pesos instead of $140 pesos for change. We wanted to go over some common confusing
situations in this next section. I know when I was first learning Spanish a
few of these tripped me up, so I wanted to make sure that we included them so you don’t
get mixed up in the same situation. And the first one we have is: “¿Gustas
redondear?” which means, “Would you like to round up your total?” Now this is something that they may ask you at a bigger grocery store like Soriana or Walmart. SCAM! Oh, sorry… Bless you… You can say “no” if you don’t want to,
but if you don’t wanna carry around a bunch of change you can say “yes” too. The next one is: “¿Tienes un billete más
chico?” “Do you have a smaller bill?” You’ll hear this often if you have a bill
that’s $200 pesos or $500 pesos. A lot of smaller stores don’t carry change,
and if they don’t have change, or you don’t have change, they’ll take your bill and
take it to another store and change it. Don’t worry they’ll come back. They’re just getting change for you. So the next one is: “No manejo …” which
means “I don’t carry…” For example, when we were doing this video,
and I was going around looking for the dresses for kids, someone told me this at a store
“No manejo ropa de niños.” which means “I don’t carry clothes for children.” So if someone says that to you, you can just
keep looking at a different store. And remember, for any other situation where you may get stuck, you can always say “No entiendo.” “I don’t understand.” or “¿Me lo puedes repetir, por favor?”=“Would you repeat that, please?” Those are key phrases when you wanna get yourself out of a confusing situation. So friends, as usual we know there’s a lot
of information in this video, so make sure you head on over to our website at Spanishandgo.com
where we have created a resource section that accompanies this video. And if you wanna take your Spanish to the
next level, be sure to sign up for our newsletter while you’re there, and hit subscribe to
our channel for more travel and Spanish tips. Thank you for watching, see you later. See you soon.

70 Comments

Hadjer Hope

Mar 3, 2018, 4:23 pm Reply

Muchas gracias amigos me gusta mucho ese vídeo . Por favor pueden hacer un vídeo de la diferencia entre español de España y de México.corriga me por favor . estoy seguiendo su consejos para aprender eso maravilloso idoma

disarmsox

Mar 3, 2018, 5:49 pm Reply

Bolleta o factura? Número de DNI? I wish my Spanish teacher warned me about those questions in advance.
Otro preguntas:
¿Necesitas una bolsa?
¿Tienes cencillo? (I can't remember how it is spelt but it means "do you have change"

Rodney P

Mar 3, 2018, 7:33 pm Reply

Excelente video, muy útil, como siempre.

Para tallas a veces simplemente dicen "S" (chica), "M" (mediana") o "L" (large).

Y en algunas paises usan medirse como sinonimo de probar.

Floren Rivera

Mar 3, 2018, 8:33 pm Reply

??I need this Gracias!

Renden

Mar 3, 2018, 4:01 am Reply

Este video me ayuda mucho, especialmente desde la perspectiva de los empleados. Trabajo en una tienda que a veces tiene clientes que no hablan inglés, pero normalmente estoy demasiado nerviosa para ofrecer ayuda en español. ¡Estoy empezando a obtener la confianza que necesito! Excelentes videos, gracias.

Colm Julian

Mar 3, 2018, 10:06 am Reply

Jim and May – come and stay with me and my spanish wife in Ireland .. if you can make it today ,
It is St Patrick’s day

bay goodwaters

Mar 3, 2018, 12:12 pm Reply

Its fun it keeps me away from the usual way of learning…I really hope pwedo aprender mas with a native speaker…what I have been learning from the net es todos en mi cabeza…I have no one to talk with.

Urvashi K Khullar

Mar 3, 2018, 1:30 pm Reply

I am from India i want to leran Spanish

Solomon Gebru

Mar 3, 2018, 2:31 am Reply

Thanks guys Solomon from asmera,Eritrea god bless you guys

ICE

Mar 3, 2018, 1:07 pm Reply

A mí me gusta este vídeo!

Mine Haus

Mar 3, 2018, 7:02 pm Reply

Please do more videos ! They are really good !

Manuel Maniquis

Mar 3, 2018, 1:05 am Reply

Oh, I love you guys! And it's Mexican!!

Linda Sun

Apr 4, 2018, 7:02 pm Reply

That’s a great video! Gracias.

Daneka Hillery

Apr 4, 2018, 9:43 pm Reply

Me gusta tu videos. Gracias por todo.

Huyền Anne

Apr 4, 2018, 11:23 am Reply

Este vídeo es muy interesante y útil para todo el mundo me gusta mucho. Muchas gracias por os ayuda

Lee Nobody

Apr 4, 2018, 4:50 pm Reply

Como se dice ‘chod whiskers’

Maud Smith

May 5, 2018, 9:30 am Reply

Just a suggestion: would you make videos about going to rent rooms, houses, apartments, etc? Those videos would be sooooo successful. We need information. thank you, good luck

Maud Smith

May 5, 2018, 9:32 am Reply

How much is the average income? How much is the cost of rent per month?

Maud Smith

May 5, 2018, 9:35 am Reply

I've heard of minimalist houses, kind of those houses where the low income Mexicans live in. I am a minimalist person and i would like to have mor information about that kind of housing, the rent per month, etc. Thank you, I will be following you

Spanish and Go

May 5, 2018, 1:28 pm Reply

Don't forget that we have an index in the description so that you can jump right to the part you want to practice. We also have subtitles available in Spanish and English. Head on over to http://spanishandgo.com to get our Spanish Phrase Power Pack ebook for free! Thanks for watching!

MR.SAMURAI 123

May 5, 2018, 2:36 pm Reply

que onda amigos!

MR.SAMURAI 123

May 5, 2018, 2:39 pm Reply

¿Están casados?

Carla Cid

Jun 6, 2018, 9:28 am Reply

¡Me encantaron!

Ryan X

Jun 6, 2018, 3:16 pm Reply

Your wife has nice bazookas 😉

Jupiter Stars

Jun 6, 2018, 3:13 am Reply

Puedo digo: "tienes esta camisa en una mediana"??

Jess M

Jun 6, 2018, 4:15 pm Reply

I work in retail and hear these a lot but never really understood .. also I just moved to Mexico a while back and learning languages is not easy for me … I want to learn so I can have a better shopping experience at work and when I go shopping myself. Also I hate having to ask friends or family to translate for me when I am shopping. Thanks!

Sahil Kashyap

Jun 6, 2018, 11:05 am Reply

Your videos are very helpful

Jovell Bunting

Jun 6, 2018, 4:16 pm Reply

i like how you all break it down

swishcamp81

Jul 7, 2018, 12:29 pm Reply

Ctfu @ "scam-sneeze"!!!! Hahaahha

mohamad baharoon

Jul 7, 2018, 12:43 pm Reply

Excelente,Muchas gracias

Süleyman Bayramlı

Jul 7, 2018, 9:18 pm Reply

¿De donde es May?

First Last

Jul 7, 2018, 11:32 pm Reply

Genial video, gracias ?

Süleyman Bayramlı

Jul 7, 2018, 1:51 pm Reply

No hay una cosa como "vosotros" en Latino America, ¿verdad?

Kathryn Hoke

Aug 8, 2018, 1:51 am Reply

This is the most useful Spanish learning channel I have found on YouTube. you guys are awesome!

dany laguerre

Aug 8, 2018, 8:46 pm Reply

Thanks for this video

MK MOFO

Aug 8, 2018, 11:34 pm Reply

Can we all agree that the masculine and feminine part of spanish is stupid as fuck?

NorthVan_Dan

Sep 9, 2018, 12:52 am Reply

Great videos! Thank you so much! I wish I had found out about you earlier (just saw you on Erin's travels). Mucho gusto!

Roberto Tejeda

Sep 9, 2018, 5:55 pm Reply

Hi everyone, I am from dominican Republic, I want to make a friends to practices my English and teach you spanish! We can talk by whatsaap or Sky, I hope that one of you want to practice! I am free lunes, miercoles, jueves, viernes, sabado y domingo, por las noches de 7 pm a 11 pm! my cell phone number 18096279791 Only English and Spanish!

Alex Santos

Oct 10, 2018, 3:57 am Reply

This place looks pretty familiar. De compras en el andador constitución?

charcossinagua

Oct 10, 2018, 12:09 am Reply

It's OK if you guys think rounding up your check is a scam. Many people do. You should have explained the reason behind this, though. And no, it's not "so you don't have to carry all that small change in your pocket". It's actually to donate it to a good cause. And it usually goes to a certified NGO.

dee shewakramani

Oct 10, 2018, 9:42 pm Reply

you 2 look so good together! I wish I had a beautiful gf like her

Spanishland School

Oct 10, 2018, 4:55 pm Reply

You guys are doing a great job! Keep it up!

Sandi Lunders

Oct 10, 2018, 10:05 pm Reply

I really like your videos. I'm new to learning Spanish. May is easy to understand. I like the breakdown sections. Every time I can understand more. I also like the video about ordering food. Keep up the good work!

raul manzo

Nov 11, 2018, 12:13 pm Reply

Muy buen curso de español. Me recueda cuando aprendí frances, donde recreaban situaciones similares, pero era sólo un libro, y esto es mucho mas vívido.

Irene Valdivia

Nov 11, 2018, 8:22 pm Reply

I am from Spain! It is curious how different Spanish from different countries can be since many of the sentences sound very weird for me hahaha

Roman Hernandez

Nov 11, 2018, 2:28 pm Reply

Exelente video

Roman Hernandez

Nov 11, 2018, 2:29 pm Reply

Yo estoy prácticando English

LuisGar

Nov 11, 2018, 3:39 pm Reply

"Este" como pronombre no lleva acento desde 2010. Se empeñaron los de la academia mexicana y todas las academias de ASALE lo quitaron. Usar "este" con acento es una falta de ortografía.

Ivy Gonzalez

Nov 11, 2018, 8:38 pm Reply

You guys are so cute together!! I’m so glad I stumbled across your channel! My Spanish is terrible and I struggle every time we go to Mexico! I’m hoping to learn finally and I’m using duolingo and watching your videos! I just ordered a book you recommended in another video! Wish me luck ❤️

starpanic

Nov 11, 2018, 12:01 am Reply

I say pequeno/a instead of chica. also why am I watching this, I'm fluent lol

dreamer4957

Nov 11, 2018, 5:41 am Reply

thanks for putting english subtitles.
my first language is not english,so it helps a lot.

Marcos Reál

Nov 11, 2018, 4:04 am Reply

It is great to hear May speaking normal Spanish in the store first, before she uses over-enunciated Spanish for the instruction. Too many instructors only use over-enunciated Spanish, which is not helpful.

Deidara the Akatsuki

Nov 11, 2018, 11:46 am Reply

Como termino viendo a las 5 de la mañana videos de como comprar en español cuando ya hablo español? xD

ItsYaBoyAlan

Dec 12, 2018, 12:05 am Reply

What am i doing here im mexican lol

Trenton Erker

Dec 12, 2018, 12:16 am Reply

"Scam" lmao. This was made in a very unique way. I appreciate the real world application and style.

Tika Fabulous

Dec 12, 2018, 9:58 pm Reply

can you clarify the words for excuse me
1. the phrase you use to pass by
2. the phrase you use to express an apology
3.the phrase to get someone's attention;)
thanks ya'll

lovely kumari

Dec 12, 2018, 4:53 pm Reply

Ah! I just love the way u both speak Spanish, thank u for this information ?

Deborah Michel

Dec 12, 2018, 4:53 pm Reply

Can you do more video like this, please?

david he

Jan 1, 2019, 3:13 pm Reply

hola,gracis

Dennis Kettinger

Feb 2, 2019, 1:24 am Reply

Super Bueno bien

jeffrey zuniga

Feb 2, 2019, 12:55 am Reply

Gracias es muy didáctica su clase. No he visto algo igual.

Tigre Blanco

Apr 4, 2019, 8:25 pm Reply

Have you heard pequeño instead of chico, cause i usually use pequeño

abbey why

May 5, 2019, 10:20 pm Reply

Thank you!!

ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ vanillabear ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

May 5, 2019, 11:55 pm Reply

If you're a kid and watching this, never hesitate to copy their accents!

Bhagwati Prasad

Aug 8, 2019, 12:31 pm Reply

very helpful video for me thank you for a lot of information

Gerald Rembert

Sep 9, 2019, 8:37 pm Reply

Me gusta mucho este video.

Juan Anastacio Corrigan

Sep 9, 2019, 5:17 am Reply

to anyone who wants practice spanish i can help you for free of course, in exchange you are gonna help me with english

Gerald Rembert

Sep 9, 2019, 7:48 pm Reply

I love these courses hosted by Jim and May. Just what I've been looking for. My Spanish is growing by leaps and bounds.

David Smith

Oct 10, 2019, 4:25 pm Reply

Would the size differ for medium depending on whether the item was masculine or feminine? In the case of the blusa (f), the size was mediana. For abrigo o vesitdo, would the size be mediano? Also, would mens' sizes use different terms? (at least for camisetas o playeras, which is what I would most likely purchase as a tourist.)

Salvatore Travaglio

Oct 10, 2019, 1:49 pm Reply

Love these videos!! I’m in Playa Del Carmen with my family now and these videos have been a huge help! My Spanish has gotten so much better between watching these videos to get started and then interacting with local native speakers. Muchas gracias Jim and May!! ?????

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