Hoy en el blog te contamos cómo ir de compras en inglés con éxito. Cuando viajamos a un país de habla inglesa, ir de compras es una excelente manera de practicar tu inglés. Si te familiarizas con el vocabulario en inglés y expresiones que te clasificamos en diferentes categorías, sabrás qué esperar y tendrás una experiencia mucho más agradable. También te compartimos diferentes diálogos para que ir de compras en inglés no sea ningún problema.

1 Shops

  • bakery – panadería
  • bookshop – librería
  • butcher’s – carnicería
  • charity shop –tienda de segunda mano donde el dinero se destina a caridad
  • chemist’s/pharmacy – farmacia
  • clothes shop – tienda de ropa
  • department store – grandes almacenes
  • electrical goods shop – tienda de electrónica
  • fishmonger’s – pescadería
  • florist – floristería
  • greengrocer’s – verdulería
  • grocer’s – colmado
  • ironmonger’s/hardware store – ferretería
  • jeweller’s – joyería
  • newsagent’s – kiosco de diarios
  • post office – correos
  • shoe shop – zapatería
  • sports shop – tienda de deportes
  • stationery shop – papelería
  • supermarket – supermercado
  • chain store – cadena de tiendas

2 People

  • customer – cliente
  • cashier / clerk – cajero
  • shop attendant / assistant – dependiente
  • manager – manager
  • checkout attendant – cajero

3 Verbs and nouns

  • afford (v) – permitirse
  • bargain (noun and verb) – ganga (n), acuerdo (v)
  • browse (v) – buscar
  • deliver (v) – entregar
  • delivery (n. – entrega
  • discount (noun and verb) – descuento (n), descontar (v)
  • package (noun and verb) – paquete (n), ofrecer paquetes (v)
  • queue (noun and verb) – cola (n), hacer cola (v)
  • receipt (n) – recibo
  • purchase (noun and verb) – compra (n), comprar (v)
  • refund (noun and verb) – devolución (n), devolver (v)
  • replace (v) – recolocar
  • replacement (n) – repuesto
  • sell (v) – vender
  • sale (n) – venta
  • track (v) – monitorizar
  • checkout (n) – caja
  • trolley (n) – carrito
  • designer brand (n) – marca de diseño
  • wallet (n) – monedero
  • purse (n) – bolso
  • scale (n) – escala
  • counter (n) – mostrador
  • till (n) -caja registradora
  • barcode (n) – código de barras
  • aisle (n) – pasillo
  • shelf (n) – estante
  • basket (n) – cesto

Typical dialogues

Diálogo 1

  • Shop Assistant (S): Can I help you?
  • Customer (C): Yes, I’m looking for a T-shirt.
  • S: I have what you’re looking for just over here.
  • C: Yes, I like them.
  • S: What size would you like?
  • C: Large, please.
  • S: What colour would you like?
  • C: I’d like a black one.
  • S: Oh, I’m sorry. We don’t have any large black T-shirts left.
  • C: How about extra-large?
  • S: Yes, we got black in that size.
  • C: Can I try it on?
  • S: Of course. The changing room’s that way.
  • C: It’s a bit loose…
  • S: It looks good on you.
  • C: How much is it?
  • S: It’s £14.99. They’re on sale.
  • C: OK, I’ll take it.
  • S: Is there anything else I can help you with?
  • C: No, thanks. Where do I pay?
  • S: Go to the checkout point by the door. Thank you.
  • C: OK. Thanks a lot.

Diálogo 2

  • Shop Assistant (S): Are you being served? May I help you?
  • Customer (C): Hello. I’d like to make a complaint.
  • S: What seems to be the problem?
  • C: I’d like to return this please.
  • S: Can I ask why you’re returning it please?
  • C: It doesn’t fit.
  • S: Do you have the receipt?
  • C: Yes, here you are.
  • S: We can offer you a refund or a replacement.
  • C: I’d like a refund, please.

Diálogo 3

  • Shop Assistant (S): That’s £54.99 in total. How would you like to pay?
  • Customer (C):  I’ll pay by card.
    S: Do you have a loyalty card?
  • C: No, I don’t.
  • S: Would you like to have one? It only takes a moment.
  • C: Not today, thanks.
  • S: Would you like me to gift wrap it for you?
  • C: That’s not necessary, thank you.
  • S: That’s fine. Put your card into the machine, please…Enter your PIN, please…now remove your card…thank you…Next!
  • C: Thanks, bye!

Si quieres acabar de redondear tu experiencia de ir de compras en inglés, no dejes de visitar las expresiones que te compartimos con anterioridad relacionada con las rebajas.

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