Here are some English phrases you will find useful when shopping at the supermarket.
Questions the sales assistant might ask you
Hello. Can I help you?
Hello. How can I help you?
Hello. How may I help you?
Hello. What can I do for you?
Are you looking for anything in particular, Sir?
Can I help you at all? (Very polite)
Finding and asking for items
Use the following questions and phrases to ask for items.
Could you tell me where the meat section is?
Could you tell me where the milk is?
Where are the vegetables?
I’d like a loaf of bread, please.
Do you sell milk / meat / fish / fruits?
Where are the fruits?
Where is the frozen food section?
I’d like some fish, please.
I’d like some rice, please.
I’d like a piece of cheese, please.
‘How much would you like?’ ‘750 grams / half a kilo / two kilos.’
I’m looking for children’s books. Where can I find them?
I’m looking for a sweater / a mobile phone / a Barbie doll / a calculator / etc.
Do you sell watches / shoes / bags / cosmetics / etc.?
I’m looking for a pair of shoes.
Can I try this on?
At the checkout
‘That’s $ 150 altogether. Do you need any help packing?’ ‘No, I can do it myself.’
Could I have a carrier bag, please?