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Everyone loves shopping. When you feel good, you shop, when you feel sad, you shop, when you get your pay check…yes, you shop. What do you feel like shopping today?  If you’re hungry, you’ll be shopping for some nice food… Fish? Meat? Cake? Sweets?

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Butchers La carnicería
Sweet shop / Candy store La confitería
Bakery La panadería
Cake shop / Pastry shop La pastelería
Fish shop / Seafood store La pescadería
Vegetable market La verdulería
Fruit shop La frutería
Brewery La cervecería
Wine cellar La bodega
Ice-cream shop La heladería
Pizza shop La pizzería
Dairy La lechería
Grocery store La tienda de comestibles


You may be looking for a bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, a packet of cookies, a can of fruit, or just a piece of cake. You can ask for how much and how many by asking: ¿Tiene…? “Have you got…?” Or simple say Quisiera “I would like…” before the amount and product you would like.

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I would like a bottle of… Quisiera una botella de…
I would like a jar of… Quisiera un frasco de…
I would like a box of… Quisiera una caja de…
I would like a packet of… Quisiera un paquete de...
I would like a case of… Quisiera un estuche de…
I would like a can/tin of… Quisiera una lata de...
I would like a sachet of… Quisiera un sobre de…
I would like a piece of… Quisiera una porción de…
I would like a kilo of… Quisiera un kilo de…


Perhaps you want a slice of bread, with a slice of salami, and a slice of cheese. How about a slice of cake with a slice of pineapple on top? In English we use the word “slice” for many things, but in Spanish, there is an extensive range of vocabulary that is equivalent to “slice”.

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Slice of bread Una rebanada de pan
Slice of salami / sausage Una loncha de chorizo / salchicha
Slice of cheese / ham Una loncha de queso / jamón
Slice of meat Una tajada de carne
Slice of lemon /cucumber/ pineapple Una rodaja de limón / pepino / piña
Slice of cake / pie Un trozo de pastel
Slice of melon Una raja de melón
Slice of pizza Una porción de pizza


How would you buy meat if you lived in a Spanish-speaking country? At the carnicería, butcher shop, you can buy many kinds and cuts of meat...

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Beef Carne de res
Pork chops Chuletas de cerdo
Veal Ternera
Pork Lomo
Lamb Cordero
Steak Bistec
Ribs Costillas


To ask for a slice of beef, you can say…

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I would like a slice of beef Quisiera una tajada de carne de res.


You can also use the word cortadas when you’re asking for a certain number of pieces of meat…

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I would like three pieces of pork.

Quisiera tres cortadas de lomo.


That’s it for today’s lesson. I hope you had fun!

See you soon!  ¡Hasta pronto!

Mauricio
Mauricio Evlampieff
Rocket Spanish

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P.P.S You can practice your Spanish skills with this exercise.

Exercise 1. Match the Spanish phrases with the correct English translation. Write the letter of the correct answer into the gap provided.

1. Una loncha de queso ( ____ ) a. I would like a bottle of…
2. Quisiera una botella de… ( ____ ) b. Slice of lemon
3. Una rodaja de limón ( ____ ) c. Slice of cake
4. Un trozo de pastel ( ____ ) d.I would like a slice of beef.
5. Quisiera una tajada de carne de res. ( ____ ) e.Slice of cheese


Exercise 2.
Now, match the questions with the correct English translation.

1. Chuletas de cerdo ( ____ ) a. Ribs
2. Lomo ( ____ ) b. Candy store
3. La confitería ( ____ ) c. Pork chops
4. La frutería ( ____ ) d. Pork
5. Costillas ( ____ ) e. Fruit shop


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