Useful Conversational Spanish Phrases – The Supermarket


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

buying groceries:



How much is this?

¿Cuánto cuesta esto?



1-learning spanish - spanish phrases - price tag




Where can I find the milk?

¿Dónde puede encontrar la leche?


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How much is it for 2 pounds of chicken breasts?

¿Cuánto cuesta el kilo de pechugas de pollo?


3-learning spanish - spanish phrases - chicken breast



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?


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Where is the fresh produce section?

¿Donde está la sección de frutas y verduras?


4-learning spanish - spanish phrases - vegetables




Excuse me, where can I find spaghetti pasta?

Disculpe, ¿dónde puedo encontrar pasta para spaghetti?


5-learning spanish - spanish phrases - 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?


6-learning spanish - spanish phrases - beer




Can I pay by credit card?

¿Puedo pagar con tarjeta de crédito?


7-learning spanish - spanish phrases - credit card




Where can I find the ham?

¿Dónde puedo encontrar Jamón?


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Where can I find the cheese?

¿Dónde puedo encontrar queso?


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Where can I find the dairy products section?

¿Dónde puedo encontrar la sección de lácteos?


learning spanish - spanish phrases - milk bottle




Why is it so expensive?

¿Por qué está tan caro?


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What kind of discount can you give me?

¿Qué clase de descuento puede darme?


9.3-learning spanish - spanish phrases - discount




Do you have this in a different color?

¿Lo tiene en un color diferente?


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Do you have one of these in a different size?

¿Tiene uno de estos en un tamaño diferente?


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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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3 thoughts on “Useful Conversational Spanish Phrases – The Supermarket”

  1. estou estudando espanhol. sendo que estou ainda como iniciante. quero aprender fazer pequenos textos, acho que por exemplo uma conversação fica mais fácil e agradável, pois tenho uma amiga deve vir estudar comigo, assim trocariamos idéias estudando.
    Apenas achei interessante estudar dessa maneira também. Por exemplo: se estivermos num supermercado conversando durante as compras, assim gravariamos mais palavras…

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