At the Supermarket – Spanish Words and Phrases

Sections of a Supermarket / Grocery Store

  • Bodega (la) = Winery
  • Carnicería (la) = Butcher’s shop
  • Charcutería (la) = Pork butcher’s shop
  • Congelados (los) = Frozen food
  • Frutería (la) = Fruit and Vegetables
  • Panadería (la) = Bakery
  • Perfumería (la) = Perfumery
  • Pescadería (la) = Fish

 

Things you FIND at the supermarket

  • Bolsa del supermercado (la) = Supermarket bag
  • Caja (la) = Cash register, till
  • Cajero (el), cajera (la) = Cashier (male, female)
  • Canasta (la), Cesta (la) = Shopping basket
  • Carrito de la compra (el) = Shopping cart
  • Estante (el) = Shelf
  • Fecha de caducidad (la) = Expiry date
  • Marca (la) = Brand
  • Marca blanca (la) = Private label (usually cheaper)
  • Pasillo (el) = Aisle
  • Supermercado (el) = Supermarket
  • Tique de compra (el) = Receipt

 

Things you DO at the supermarket (Verbs)

  • Coger un producto = To grab a product
  • Comprar = To buy
  • Empujar el carrito = To push the shopping cart
  • Meter los productos en bolsas = To put the products in bags
  • Meter una moneda en el carrito = To insert a coin in the shopping cart
  • Pagar = To pay
  • Pagar en efectivo = to pay with money
  • Pagar con tarjeta = to pay with card
  • Pedir algo en la carnicería = To order something at the Butcher’s shop
  • Pedir el tique de compra = To ask for the receipt
  • Pesar la fruta/verdura = To weight the fruit/vegetables
  • Supermercado (el) = Supermarket

 

Phrases

  • ¿A cuánto está el kilo de ternera? = How much is a kilo of beef?
  • ¿Algo más? / ¿Alguna cosa más? = Anything else?
  • Es todo, gracias = That’s all, thank you
  • ¿Dónde está la panadería? = Where is the bakery?
  • ¿Dónde se pesa la verdura? = Where does one weight the vegetables?
  • ¿Es ecológico? = Is it organic?
  • ¿Es fresco? = Is it fresh?
  • ¿Me da el tique de compra, por favor? = Can I have the receipt, please?
  • ¿Me pone dos kilos de carne de pollo? =  Can you give me two kilos of chicken meat?
  • Querría pagar con tarjeta = I’d like to pay with card