Shopping: How much is it?

Who says shopping isn’t easy? It can be as confusing as the final exams.¬†Here are some useful phrases you may need when shopping for clothes.

When you enter a shop, you hear the shop assistant say:

  • Welcome to our shop.
  • Can I help you?
  • May I help you?
  • How could I possibly help you?

And you may answer:

  • No, thanks. I’m just looking around.
  • Yes, please. Can I see that dress?
  • I’d like to buy a blouse/ a vest/ a pair of jeans.
  • Yes, please. I’m looking for a black leather skirt.

Now that you like something, you ask about the price/ the size/ the colour:

  • How much is that skirt?
  • How much is it?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Do you have this blouse in medium size?
  • I would like to have this one in blue or green, please.

When you like the price and the clothe, you may say:

  • Can I try it on?
  • where can I try it on?
  • where are the trying/fitting rooms?

You hear the shop assistant say:

  • the dressing rooms are over there.
  • please, follow me.

While you are in the dressing room, the shop assistant may ask:

  • Do you need any help?
  • How is it?
  • Do you like it?
  • Will you take it?
  • Does it suit you?

And you may answer:

  • I’m afraid this dress is too small/large for me.
  • I’d like the same in a larger/smaller size.
  • I’d like the same in a different colour.
  • Yes, I’ll take it.
  • No, thanks. I won’t take it.

Now that you’ve decided to take it, you hear the shop assistant say:

  • How would you like to pay?
  • Do you prefer to pay it cash or by credit card?

Here, you may say:

  • I’ll pay by credit card.
  • I’ll pay by cash.
  • Could you give me the receipt, please?

In case there was a problem, you may say:

  • I bought this pair of jeans here yesterday and they’re torn inside.
  • I’d like to return this, please.
  • I’d like to replace it, please.
  • Can I have a refund?
  • I’d like my money back, please.