Shopping and Bargaining in Spanish

Spanish Video Lesson – Shopping and Bargaining in Spanish

I Love Bargaining in Spanish!

For some people, bargaining to get the lowest price when shopping in Latin America is awkward and uncomfortable. However, Spanish speakers expect you to do it – it’s part of their culture! I have bargained hundreds of times in Latin America and absolutely loved it! Here are a few of the techniques I used. If you try them, please let us know about it by commenting here on our blog or on our Facebook page. Our question of the week on Facebook will be, “What do you want to buy?” (see below for Spanish equivalent).

Here’s Your Vocabulary of the Week (taken from the video above):

What do you want to buy? ¿Qué quiere comprar?
I want to buy… Quiero comprar…
…a shirt …una camisa
…a souvenir …un recuerdo
…a hat …un sombrero
…a hat (baseball cap) …una gorra
…a poncho (ready for this one?) …un poncho
…a purse …una bolsa
…a wallet …una billetera
To bargain Regatear
How much does it cost? ¿Cuánto cuesta?
No way, too much Demasiado, ni hablar
I only have 10 pesos Solamente tengo diez pesos
I’m going to buy it in another store Voy a comparlo en otra tienda
It’s much cheaper there Es mucho más barato allí
Thank you very much ¡Muchas gracias!

For more vocabulary, visit our page on Spanish clothes. Please come tell us what you want to buy in Spanish on your next trip to Latin America at Facebook Fiesta Friday page. And remember…if you want to learn other languages, be sure to visit our home page to learn a foreign language.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

May 27, 2011 – Comprehension

June 3, 2011 – Taking a Taxi

June 10, 2011 – What to Say When You’re Angry

¡Hasta luego Amigos!

Dave

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