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.