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Shopping in German

Let’s go shopping – in German! After this free audio lesson, you’ll be able to navigate a German shopping center like a pro and ask for what you want in German. Most importantly, you’ll know how to pay! Need a smaller size? Can’t find the ATM? No problem.

Just listen to the audio and practice saying these German words and phrases aloud until this essential travel German is packed firmly in your language kit. Shopping in a German-speaking country is going to be a lot easier after this Rocket German lesson!

Resources for further reading:

Shopping in German - Words and Phrases

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Die Post

The post office

Das Einkaufszentrum

The shopping center

Der Markt

The market

Der Supermarkt

The supermarket

Die Apotheke

The pharmacy

Der Bücherladen

The bookstore

Der Laden

The store

Die Bäckerei

The bakery

Die Konditorei

The pastry shop

Der Musikladen

The music store

Das Modegeschäft

The clothing store

Der Baumarkt

The hardware store

Die Metzgerei

The butcher

Der Optiker

The optician

Once you’ve found the right shop, you need to find what you’re looking for. Use the following words and phrases to find what you need, figure out how much it costs and tell the sales assistant how many you want…

Ich suche…

I'm looking for...

Haben Sie… ?

Do you have...?

Wie viel kostet das?

How much does it cost?

Haben Sie mehr?

Do you have more?

Welche Größe ist das?

Which size is that?

Ich möchte es gerne anprobieren.

I'd like to try it on.

Wo sind die Umkleidekabinen?

Where are the changing rooms?

Ich nehme es.

I'll take it.

Here are some more useful questions and answers…

Welche Größe haben Sie?

What size do you wear?

Die Größe

The size

Eine kleine Größe

A small size

Eine mittlere Größe

A medium size

Eine große Größe

A large size

Eine extra große Größe

An extra large size

Es gefällt mir.

I like it.

Es sieht gut aus.

It looks good.

Es steht Ihnen.

It suits you.

Es steht Ihnen nicht.

It doesn't suit you.

Here are the words for some items you might be looking for…

Die kurzen Hosen

The shorts

Die Socken

The socks

Die Strumpfhose

The tights

Die Bluse

The blouse

Der Schlips or die Krawatte

The tie

Das Hemd

The shirt

Der Mantel

The coat

Die Schuhe

The shoes

Die Jacke

The jacket

Der Pullover

The sweater

Der BH

The bra

Die Unterwäsche

The underwear

Die Hose

The trousers

Die Handtasche

The handbag

Der Rock

The skirt

Das T-Shirt

The t-shirt

Das Kleid

The dress

The blouse in German

Once you found what you were looking for, you’ll need to pay.

Bitte bezahlen Sie an der Kasse.

Please pay at the checkout.

Ich möchte mit Kreditkarte bezahlen.

I'd like to pay by credit card.

Ich möchte bitte bar bezahlen.

I'd like to pay with cash.

Ich möchte bitte mit meiner EC-Karte bezahlen.

I'd like to pay with my debit card, please.

Kann ich mit Reiseschecks bezahlen?

Can I pay with traveler's checks?

Wie ist Ihre Kreditkartennummer?

What is your credit card number?

Wir aktzeptieren keine Kreditkarten.

We don't accept credit cards.

Wo ist der nächste Geldautomat?

Where is the closest ATM?

Bitte geben Sie Ihre Pin- Nummer ein.

Please type in your PIN.

Bitte unterschreiben Sie hier.

Please sign here.

Hier ist Ihr Beleg.

Here is your receipt.

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Bis bald!

Paul Weber: Rocket German

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