Video:Important Spanish Phrases at the Supermarketwith Milo De Prieto
Learn important Spanish phrases at the supermarket so that you can get what you need when grocery shopping. Here are some important Spanish phrases at the supermarket.See Transcript
Transcript:Important Spanish Phrases at the Supermarket
Hola, I'm Milo for About.com and today we're talking about some important phrases to use in the supermarket in Spanish.
Types of Supermarkets in Spain
Supermarkets are becoming more globalized. But supermercados in Spain are still relatively smaller than their North American counterparts. Many people still shop at their local butchers and bakers, as well as get their fruits and vegetables from their local frutería. In Spain, supermercados are typically small stores with as wide a selection of items as they can fit in their shelves.
Basic Spanish Vocabulary at the Supermarket
Let's start with some basic vocabulary:
- el carrito: cart
- la cesta: basket
- el cambio: change
- la tarjeta de crédito: credit card
- pagar: to pay
Spanish Phrases for Sections of the Supermarket
Here are some sections and products of the supermercado:
- los productos congelados: frozen goods
- los productos lácteos: dairy products
- los productos enlatados: canned goods
- las bebidas: beverages
- los cereales: cereals
- los vinos: wines
- la fruta: fruit
- las verduras: vegetables
- el pescado: fish
- los articulos de hogar: household goods
- la carne: meat
- al fondo: at the back
- el pasillo: aisle
Common Spanish Phrases at the Supermarket
Let's try some phrases:
¿Dónde están los detergentes? Where are the detergents?
¿Cuánto cuesta esto? How much does this cost?
Las mermeladas están en el segundo pasillo del fondo.The jams are in the second aisle towards the back.
Los quesos están en la nevera a la izquierda. The cheeses are in the fridge on the left.
Por favor, ¿me puede ayudar? Can you help me please?
More Common Spanish Phrases at the Supermarket
¿Esta carne es orgánica? Is this meat organic?
¿Puedo comprar por separado? Can I buy these individually?
Limpieza en el pasillo cinco. Clean up on aisle 5.
In Spain many times you have to weigh your own fruits and vegetables before taking them to the counter to pay: Por favor, ¿Cómo se usa la balanza? Excuse me, how does the scale work?
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