Ir de compras en inglés

Ir de compras en inglés , es cada vez más popular como actividad de ocio. Muchas personas pasan su tiempo libre comprando en centros comerciales o en sitios web. Incluso cuando viajamos a otros lugares, nunca olvidamos comprar algunos recuerdos.

En esta lección aprenderemos algunas palabras y frases relacionadas con las tiendas y las compras.

Tipos de tiendas para Ir de compras en inglés

Nombre

¿Qué es?

Traducción

antique shop

a shop that sells valuable old items

tienda de antigüedades

baker’s / bakery

a shop that sells baked products like bread and pastries

panadería

butcher’s

a shop that sells meat

carnicería

bank

a business that looks after your money

banco

beauty salon

a shop which offers beauty treatments

salón de belleza

bookshop

a shop that sells books

librería

delicatessen

a shop selling food from around the world

tienda delicatessen

department store

a big store selling a lot of different things

grandes almacenes

flower shop

a shop selling flowers

floristería

hairdresser

a shop offering different hairdressing services

peluquería

jewelry shop

a shop selling jewelry

joyería

laundry

a place you can wash your clothes and have them dry cleaned

lavandería

newsagent

a shop selling newspapers and magazines

kiosko de prensa

pet shop

a shop selling animals for pets

tienda de mascotas

shoe shop

a shop selling shoes

zapatería

sports shop

a shop selling sporting goods and sports equipment

tienda de deportes

stationery shop

a shop selling stationery and related products

papelería

supermarket

a big shop selling mostly food and drinks

supermercado

toy shop

a shop selling toys for children

juguetería

 

El nombre de la mayoría de estas tiendas para ir de compras en inglés también se utiliza para las personas que trabajan allí. A menudo se añade ’s.

  • I’m going to the butcher’s. Is there anything you want me to buy for you?
  • We’re heading to the news agent’s. We need to get some newspapers.
  • She’s going to the hairdresser’s. She badly needs a haircut.

Grandes almacenes para Ir de compras

Unos grandes almacenes es una tienda grande, dividida en departamentos que venden productos tales como muebles, aparatos electrónicos, ropa, calzado, juguetes, cosméticos y a veces también comestibles.

Aquí tenemos un ejemplo del directorio de unos grandes almacenes para ir de compras en inglés:

BASEMENT

       Men’s room

       Ladies’ room

       Parking lot

GROUND FLOOR

     Men’s clothing

     Perfume counter

     Gift wrap counter

FIRST FLOOR

     Women’s clothing

     Jewelry

     Cosmetics counter

SECOND FLOOR

     Customer service counter

     Children’s clothing

       Toys

THIRD FLOOR

     Furniture department

     Houseware department

FOURTH FLOOR

Electronics

Household goods

On the ground floor, you can buy t-shirts for your father or your husband.

Women like the first floor better because of the clothes, cosmetic products and jewelry.

If you lost something in the store, you can go to the second floor. A friendly customer service assistant will help you.

If you have problems with the wirings in your house, go to the electronic counter located at the fourth floor of the store.

Children’s favorite place in the department store is the second floor.

 

Palabras, frases y phrasal verbs útiles relacionados con las compras en inglés

Palabras/frases/phrasal verbs

Significado

Traducción

Black Friday

 

In the U.S., Black Friday is a big sale day after Thanksgiving where almost all stores (online and in stores) sell in very cheap prices

Black Friday /Viernes negro

outlet mall

similar to a mall only that an outlet mall sells almost anything at a reduced price

centro commercial outlet

bargain (verb)

to ask for a lower price for the item you want

regatear

good deal

you paid a lower price

buen negocio

overpriced

to pay too much of the price of something

sobrevalorado/a

a rip off

if you think the price of something is so expensive that you think it’s not OK

una estafa

yard sale/garage sale

selling of old furniture, clothes and other items in front of their houses

venta de garaje

special offer

a product or service that is offered in a special rate

oferta especial

clearance sale

a sale of products or service to get rid of extra stock or because the store is closing down

liquidación

closing down sale

a sale of product because the shop or store is closing down

liquidación por cierre

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE

a sale of two products for the price of only one

paga 1 lleva otro gratis

CCTV in Operation

the shop is under a video surveillance to monitor a particular event

cctv en funcionamiento

great value products

a product is considered equal to or better than the leading national brand

productos de gran valor

70% (50%, 20%, etc.) OFF

a product whose price is 70% off the original price

rebaja del 70% (50%, 20%, etc.)

put on

to place something on a surface or a person

ponerse

try on

to test an item to see it if it is suitable

probarse

try out

to test something if you like it

probar algo

throw on

to wear something casually

ponerse

phase out

to gradually remove something from existence

reducir progresivamente

sell out

to sell the whole supply of something

vender todo

help out

to assist someone

ayudar

do up

to fasten something

abrochar

rip off

to be charged excessively

cobrar en exceso

take back

to return a product

devolver

Many people are in the shops and malls very early on Black Friday.

During the clearance sale, there are a lot of great value products, buy one get one free offers and up to 70% off on selected items.

Shoplifters should be careful because CCTV is in operation in almost all places in the mall.

My mother bought this bag for $100. I saw this same bag in the outlet mall for only $65. What a rip off!

My husband called 5 minutes earlier saying he would pick me up for dinner so I just threw on a pair of jeans and a shirt.

 

Ejercicios sobre tiendas en ingles

Elección múltiple. Elige la mejor opción.

  1. A shop that sells valuable old items (antique shop)
  2. bank bakery                            c. antique shop
  3. A shop that sells books (bookshop)
  4. bookshop flower shop                  c. department store
  5. A shop offering different hair services (hairdresser’s)
  6. hairdresser’s jewelry shop                c. laundry
  7. A place where you can wash your clothes and have them dry cleaned (laundry)
  8. bookshop laundry                           c. flower shop
  9. A shop selling newspapers and magazines (newsagent)
  10. newsagent bookshop                      c. antique shop
  11. A shop selling animals (pet shop)
  12. jewelry shop pet shop                        c. shoe shop
  13. A shop selling mostly food and drinks (supermarket)
  14. sports shop supermarket                c. toy shop
  15. A shop selling sporting goods and sports equipment (sports shop)
  16. sports shop shoe shop                     c. stationery shop
  17. A shop selling different kinds of jewelry (jewelry shop)
  18. flower shop jewelry shop                c. supermarket
  19. A shop selling children’s toys (toy shop)
  20. toy shop supermarket                c. pet shop

Basándote en el directorio de los grandes almacenes, responde las siguientes preguntas.

BASEMENT

       Men’s room

       Ladies’ room

       Parking lot

GROUND FLOOR

     Men’s clothing

     Perfume counter

     Gift wrap counter

FIRST FLOOR

   Women’s clothing

   Jewelry counter

   Cosmetics counter

SECOND FLOOR

     Customer service counter

     Children’s clothing

     Toys

THIRD FLOOR

     Furniture department

     Houseware department

FOURTH FLOOR

Electronics

Household goods

  1. Which section will I buy new set of dining table and chairs? ___________ (Furniture department)
  2. I want to buy new clothes for my five-year old daughter. Which section will I go? __________

(Children’s clothing)

  1. I need new plates and dinner ware set for Christmas. Which section will I go? _______ (Houseware department)
  2. I want to buy a new pair of earrings for my grandmother-in-law. Which section will I go? ______ (Jewelry counter)
  3. I bought a set of neck ties for my father. I want them to be wrapped in a nice bag. Which section will I go? ______ (Gift wrap counter)
  4. My mother wanted to use the toilet. Which room will I look for? _______ (ladies’ room)
  5. Where’s the parking lot? ______ (Basement)
  6. What floor will I go to buy a set of make-up for my best friend? ______ (first floor)

Completa las oraciones con la palabra/frase o phrasal verb correcto de la caja.

great value products

buy one get one free

bargain

clearance sale

CCTV in Operation

Black Friday

special offer

closing down sale

garage sale

overprice

In the U.S., it is a tradition to go shopping a day after Thanksgiving. They call it (1) ______ . There are many items on sale with some very good deals. You can buy (2) ______ , which are equal to or better than the leading brand. You can even get a (3) ______ , where you get two items for a price of one. Even if the items are on a (4) ______ , which gives special rates to items, many customers still (5) ______ to get the item for a lower price.

Other people are also looking forward to (6) ______ for those shops closing down, or

(7) ______ for those shops selling extra stocks. Shoppers feel safe even if there are a lot of people shopping because (8) ______ to monitor particular events in the mall.

Some people also hold (9) ______ to sell their clothes, furniture and among other things outside their house or in their garage. You cannot expect (10) ______ items, so you don’t have to pay too much for an item.

  1. Black Friday 2. great value products 3. buy one get one free             4. special offer
  2. bargain 6. closing down sale         7. clearance sale 8. CCTV in operation
  3. garage sale 10. overpriced

 

Ejercicios de comunicación sobre ir de compras en inglés

  1. Which do you prefer: to shop online or in a store? Why?
  2. Tell me about something expensive you bought recently.
  3. Have you ever gone to a garage sale? What items did you buy? Were they a good deal?
  4. How often do you go shopping in a store? What about online shopping?
  5. Do you like to shop in a mall alone? Why? Why not?