When you go abroad, you want to do some shopping, don’t you? There are some things you have to know before you set off!

First of all, you have to be aware that in countries where it’s very hot, most of the shops have siesta. In Spain and in Greece, for example, all the shops are closed from 2 pm till 5 pm. Drinks and food can be only bought at bars and restaurants, which are more expensive of course. Remember also that in Spain prices depend on where you sit. The cheapest place is by the bar and the terrace is the most expensive.
If you want to go to Great Britain, remember that most of the shops are open from 9 am till 5.30 pm and are closed all day on Sundays. But if you need to buy something after 5.30 pm, many supermarkets are open till 10 pm. Some of them are open on Sundays as well. Now all you have to do is collect money

Spójrz na poniższe dialogi. Czy wiesz, jakie są typowe zwroty, które możesz usłyszeć, robiąc zakupy (po angielsku)?

Dialogue 1

Shop assistant: Hello, can I help you?
Customer: Yes, can I see that book?
Shop assistant: Of course. Here you are.
Customer: How much is it?
Shop assistant: It’s 30 dollars.
Customer: Oh, it’s too expensive. Do you have anything cheaper?
Shop assistant: Well, this one is 10 dollars…
Customer: All right, I’ll take the cheaper one, then.

Sprzedawca: Dzień dobry, czy mogę pomóc?
Klient: Tak, czy mogę zobaczyć tę książkę?
Sprzedawca: Oczywiście. Proszę bardzo.
Klient: Ile ona kosztuje?
Sprzedawca: 30 dolarów.
Klient: Och, za droga. Czy ma Pan (Pani) coś tańszego?
Sprzedawca: Cóż, ta kosztuje 10 dolarów…
Klient: Dobrze, wezmę tę tańszą, w takim razie.

Dialogue 2

Customer: Excuse me. How much are these pencils?
Shop assistant: They are 1 dollar each.
Customer: OK. I’ll have two, please.
Shop assistant: What colour do you want? Red, blue, green…
Customer: Blue and green, please.
Shop assistant: Here you are. That´s 2 dollars.

Klient: Przepraszam. Ile kosztują te ołówki?
Sprzedawca: 1 dolar każdy.
Klient: OK. Wezmę (poproszę) dwa.
Sprzedawca: Jaki kolor Pan (Pani) chce? Czerwony, niebieski, zielony…
Klient: Niebieski i zielony, poproszę.
Sprzedawca: Proszę bardzo. To będzie 2 dolary.

To ważne słówka!

cash – gotówka
cheque – czek
credit card – karta kredytowa
change – reszta, drobne np.
Here is your change. – Oto Pana reszta;
Do you have change? – Czy ma Pan drobne?
money – pieniądze
coins – monety
notes – banknoty