Shopping clothes in Spanish



Shopping clothes in Spanish. Audio + glossary. Visit www.soeasyspanish.com




Learn how to shop clothes in Spanish, with audio and glossary.









Conversation:

Disculpe, ¿puede ayudarme?

Excuse me, can you help me?

Sí. Dígame, ¿qué desea?

Of course. What can I do for you?

Quiero un jersey/abrigo/pantalón.

I’m looking for a jumper/coat/pants.

¿Cuál es su talla?

What’s your size?

La pequeña/mediana/grande.  /  La S/M/L.

It’s small/medium/large.

Pruebe este/esta.

Try this on.

Me queda bien/mal.

It fits me. / It doesn’t fit me.

Me lo llevo.

I’ll take it.

¿Cuánto es? / ¿Cuánto cuesta?

How much is it?

50 euros. ¿En efectivo o con tarjeta?

50 euros. Cash or credit card?

Tarjeta. Aquí tiene.

Credit card. Here you are.

Por favor, firme el recibo.

Please, sign the receipt.

Gracias. ¡Hasta luego!

Thank you. Goodbye!

Gracias a usted. ¡Hasta luego!

Thanks to you. Goodbye!


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Glossary:


Abrigo: coat.

Anillo: ring.

Bailarinas: ballerinas flats/ballet shoes.

Blusa: blouse.

Bolso: (hand)bag.

Bota: boot.

Botín (botines): ankle boot.

Braga: knickers.

Calcetines: socks.

Calzoncillo: underpants.

Camisa: shirt.

Camiseta: t-shirt.Chaleco: vest.

Chaqueta/cazadora: jacket.

Cinturón: belt.

Clutch: clutch.

Collar: necklace.

Falda larga: maxi skirt.

Falda: skirt.

Gargantilla: choker.

Gorro/sombrero: hat.

Jersey/suéter: jumper/pullover/sweater.

Minifalda: mini skirt.Pantalón/pantalones: pants.

Pantalones cortos: shorts.

Pendientes: earrings/pendants.

Peto: overalls.

Prendas de diseño: designer clothes.

Pulsera: bracelet.


Ropa: clothes.

Ropa deportiva: sportswear.

Ropa informal, de sport: casualwear. 

Ropa interior: lingerie, underwear.

Sandalias: sandals.

Sujetador: bra.

Tanga: thong.

Tela vaquera: denim.Vaqueros: jeans.

Zapatillas de deporte: trainers.

Zapato bajo: flats.

Zapatos de tacón: heels/ high-heeled shoes.

Zapatos/calzado: shoes.


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Spanish Saying: “Verde de envidia”


Spanish sayings "Verde de envidia". Visit www.soeasyspanish.com  #español #learnspanish





“Verde de envidia”


This Spanish saying is literally translated into English. You are “green with envy” when you desperately desire what other people have. It’s a negative feeling. The equivalent expression “morirse de envidia” is often used. Morirse means to die.







However, this saying can be used to show how much you appreciate others’ possessions, achievements... 


Examples:

a) Negative sense

Sandra está verde de envidia por el éxito de Ana.

Ana’s success makes Sandra green with envy.


b) Positive sense

Me encanta tu bolso nuevo. Me muero de envidia.

I love your new bag! I’m green with envy.



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Spanish Saying: "Salir de Guatemala y entrar en Guatepeor"



Spanish saying "Salir de Guatemala y entrar en Guatepeor". Visit www.soeasyspanish.com  #español #spanish #learnspanish





 "Salir de Guatemala y entrar en Guatepeor"









Do you know this Spanish saying? It means that sometimes you try to avoid danger or trouble but get into worse situations. It plays with the words "Guatemala", the Central American country, and "Guatepeor", a fictional country. "Mala" is the feminine adjective for "bad" and "peor" means "worse".

In the image above, frying pans and fire are featured. Can you translate this saying by now? Of course, it's "Out of the frying pan and into the fire". 

You can check out other sayings on the right sidebar. I hope you enjoy.


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Spanish with Rhythm! Learn Spanish with music!


"Español con ritmo" songbook by Ricardo González. Visit www.soeasyspanish.com  #español #spanish #learnspanish



Songbook and text by Ricardo González.



In this songbook, we propose to adapt songs to the student. For this, I have written the lyrics of the 10 songs, adapted the vocabulary to fit your Spanish level, told the history of every song and included useful grammar. Music professors have created the melody and voice to fit the words, giving you a fun, educative piece of music!





These songs have a rhythm and easy musicality, and are fun to listen to, being very similar to radio songs. I wouldn’t be surprised to find some of these songs on Best Of lists! Furthermore, every song is accompanied by exercises for the purpose of learning and practicing grammar, vocabulary, and understanding the content of the song.




For the teacher

Soon to be an indispensable tool in the classroom, this book is the most enjoyable way to teach Spanish. It contains suitable material for rapid, fun improvement in the language. With ten songs, exercises, and grammar explanations, all integrated into the music, this method is everything you need for levels A1 and A2. I provide you with the lyrics adapted to the students’ level, good music, each song covering a specific grammar point. Moreover, it comes with many exercises that will facilitate the class preparation. The song lyrics will serve you to amplify the students’ vocabulary and understanding of verb forms and tenses with ease. 


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Spanish Saying of the Day: "Vísteme despacio, que tengo prisa"


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“Vísteme despacio, que tengo prisa”











This Spanish saying literally means “dress me slowly because I’m in a hurry”. Its origin is unclear. It has been attributed to the Spanish kings Charles III and Ferdinand VII, as well as to Napoleon Bonaparte. It has also been claimed that the Roman Emperor Augustus used to say to his servants “make haste slowly”.


Can you guess the English equivalent? Yes, it’s “more haste, less speed”. It means that you should not do things in a hurry because they will not come out right. Great advice!



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Spanish Saying of the Day: "La cara es el espejo del alma"


Spanish saying "La cara es el espejo del alma". Visit www.soeasyspanish.com   #español  #learnspanish







"La cara es el espejo del alma"











Your face reflects your thoughts, feelings, personality... At least this is what this Spanish saying states. However, in English, you would say "The eyes are the window to the soul". What do you think about this? It is said that you need to look into the eyes of the person you are speaking with to know what he/she is thinking.


Glossary:

Alma: soul.

Cara: face.

Espejo: mirror.

Ojos: eyes.

Ventana: window.


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Spanish Saying of the Day: "Hoy por ti, mañana por mí"


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“Hoy por ti, mañana por mí”












This Spanish saying refers to selfish social interaction: I do you a favor but I expect to have it returned in the future. The literal translation would be "Today for you, tomorrow for me". The saying "Today you, tomorrow me" can be used, but sparingly. The most widely used English equivalent is "Scratch my back, I'll scratch yours". By the way, in the English version the speaker asks for a favor before returning it.

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How to say your age in Spanish (audio and glossary)


The age in Spanish with audio and glossary. Visit www.soeasyspanish.com  #español #learnspanish





In Spanish, you say your age like this: 

tener + (number) + años.


Tengo 29 años. 
                                
I’m 29 (years old).






Note that the verb used in this idiom is tener (to have).


Unlike in English, the word años (years) is usually added in Spanish. It can be omitted if the meaning of the sentence is clear. Please, check out numbers and dates:


Tengo 34 años. Nací el 2 de enero de 1980.    

I’m 34. I was born on 2nd January 1980.



When talking about babies, meses (months) and días (days) are used:


El bebé tiene tres días.                              The baby is three days old.

Mi hijo tiene dos meses.                             My son is two months old.



There are some ways to ask about the age. Note the formal personal pronoun and corresponding verb form:


¿Cuál es tu/su edad?                                   What’s your age?

¿Cuántos años tienes/tiene?                         How old are you?




Examples (find audio below)


Ana tiene 36 años.                                       Ana is 36.

El martes es el cumpleaños de Juan.            Juan’s birthday is on Tuesday.

¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños?                          When is your birthday?

Mañana cumplo 45.                                      I’ll be 45 tomorrow.

¡Feliz cumpleaños!                                      Happy Birthday!

Isa murió joven, a los 22.                             Isa died young, at the age of 22.

Eres mayor de edad a los 18.                        At 18 you come of age.

Mi abuela es muy mayor.                             My grandmother is very old.

¿Cuántos años tienes? 33.                             How old are you? 33.



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Glossary


Anciano: old person.

Bebé: baby.

Cumpleaños, cumple: birthday.

De mediana edad: middle-aged.

Edad: age.

Joven: young (adjective) / young person, youngster (noun).

Mayor de edad: of legal age.

Morir: to die.

Nacer: to be born.

Niño: child / boy (male).

Niña: child / girl (female).



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Spanish Saying of the Day: Aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada.


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"Aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada"











Sometimes only the first part of this Spanish saying is used. This saying means that a person can have a knowledge of many subjects, yet superficial. It has a pejorative connotation.

The English equivalent is "Jack of all trades, master of none". 


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"Había" or "habían" in Spanish? Examples with audio


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The Spanish equivalent for there + be expression, usually used when the subject of the verb to be is an indefinite person or thing, is the 3rd singular person of the verb haber.









In Spanish, this is an impersonal clause. That is to say, there is no subject. As the verb in Spanish agrees with the subject, there is no agreement. The noun that follows the verb is a direct object (DO), that can be replaced by a pronoun. English speakers must be very careful because in English there is agreement. Examples with audio are given to ease this explanation.


Examples

Hay un coche rojo en la calle.    

There is a red car in the street.

Hay tres coches en la calle.       
                  
There are three cars in the street.

Había muchos niños jugando.    
                  
There were many children playing.

Había una toalla en el baño. 
                        
There was a towel in the bathroom.

Había dos toallas en el baño.     
                  
There were two towels in the bathroom.

Ha habido un terremoto.                            

There has been an earthquake.

Ha habido algunos terremotos.    
                
There have been some earthquakes. 


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