There are certain circumstances while traveling in a
Spanish speaking country which are rarely discussed
in classrooms while learning spanish for beginners,
and buying groceries at a supermarket is one of them.
Today we will share a few conversational Spanish
phrases that can very helpful next time you want
to make dinner while traveling abroad (even if it
is a few sandwiches).
Let’s get started.
Lets look at a few conversational phrases
that may be useful at the Supermarket:
You may also watch this video on Youtube over here:
Spanish Vocabulary At the Supermarket
Now, lets look at a phew phrases in
Spanish that may be useful when
How much is this?
¿Cuánto cuesta esto?
Where can I find the milk?
¿Dónde puede encontrar la leche?
How much is it for 2 pounds of chicken breasts?
¿Cuánto cuesta el kilo de pechugas de pollo?
I’m looking for a loaf of whole wheat bread, in what aisle can I find it?
Estoy buscando una barra de pan integral, ¿en qué pasillo puedo encontrarlo?
Where is the fresh produce section?
¿Donde está la sección de frutas y verduras?
Excuse me, where can I find spaghetti pasta?
Disculpe, ¿dónde puedo encontrar pasta para spaghetti?
I want to buy beer, can you show me where it is please?
Quiero comprar cerveza, ¿me puede mostrar en donde está por favor?
Can I pay by credit card?
¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de crédito?
Where can I find the ham?
¿Dónde puedo encontrar Jamón?
Where can I find the cheese?
¿Dónde puedo encontrar queso?
Where can I find the dairy products section?
¿Dónde puedo encontrar la sección de lácteos?
Why is it so expensive?
¿Por qué está tan caro?
What kind of discount can you give me?
¿Qué clase de descuento puede darme?
Do you have this in a different color?
¿Lo tiene en un color diferente?
Do you have one of these in a different size?
¿Tiene uno de estos en un tamaño diferente?
Learning a wide variety of Spanish words according to a
specific context is a great way to acquire new Spanish
vocabulary that is useful to our everyday lives, which
coincidentally is one of the best ways to remember new
words when learning Spanish for beginners.
By using these words in any context that is familiar to us,
remembering them will be much easier because we get
to see, smell and touch many of the things associated
with these new words (and those multi-sensorial mental
associations are much stronger).
Next time you go to a supermarket (even if it is at home
and nobody speaks Spanish) try to think of the questions
you would ask in order to buy all the things you need.
By forcing yourself to ask questions that include new
Spanish vocabulary words (even if this happens in
your mind), you will realize which Spanish words
should be the next on your study list.
Make sure you bring a little notepad with you and make
notes as you realize which are the words and phrases in
Spanish you need to learn next.
Learn how to use verbs “Ser and Estar”:
Click here to learn about Ser vs. Estar
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