Is there a polite expression to tell a helpful store clerk that you are just browsing and don't want help?
We've learned all sorts of ways a store clerk may ask if they can help us, and numerous ways to communicate that we need or want something. But, suppose I don't want help, I'm just browsing thru Karstadt to work on my vocabulary or see what the prices are like compared to the US. Here in the US I just say "I'm just looking" and they know I'll ask if I decide I do need help, but until then not to keep offering.
June 24, 2009
you could say the following:
"Ich schaue mich nur um, vielen Dank" - I'm just having a look, thanks.
I hope that helps.
February 1, 2011
I was happy to find this phrase since it is something I've needed as well. Could someone provide a literal translation? I learn better when I can see that. Thanks.
February 9, 2011
Ich=I, schauen=to look, mich=me/I (accusative), nur=only, um=around, vielen=much, Dank(en)= to thank.
I'm only having a look around, thanks (very) much.
literally: I look me only around, much thanks. :)
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