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German: Phrases > Shopping

The sentences presented in this section will help you with the most basic expressions in German. It will certainly not be enough in order to start a conversation in German, however being able to say a few words in the country's native language will evoke sympathy and understanding.

Many people in Germany speak English as a second language quite well. However it is considered to be polite to ask first.

English
German
"Where is …
… the nearest bank?
… the nearest supermarket?
… the nearest butcher?
… the nearest postoffice?
… the nearest shopping center?
… the nearest pharmacy?"
"Wo ist ...
... die nächste Bank?
... der nächster Supermarkt?
... der nächster Metzger?
... der nächster Post?
... das nächste Einkaufszentrum?
... die nächste Apotheke?"
Could you give me some small change please? Können Sie mir Kleingeld geben, bitte?
How do I get there? Wie komme ich dorthin?
Is it far to go by foot? Ist es weit zu Fuß?
Can I pay with my credit card? Kann ich mit meiner Kreditkarte zahlen?
How much does this cost? And that? Wieviel kostet das? Und jenes?
It is not exactly what I am looking for. Es ist nicht genau was ich suche.
I (do not) like it. Es gefällt mir (nicht).
Can you change this for me? Können Sie das für mich wechseln?
Can you give me something against sunburn? Können Sie mir etwas gegen Sonnenbrand geben?
That is very expensive / cheap. Das ist sehr teuer / billig.
I'll take it. I'll buy it. Ich nehme es. Ich kaufe es.

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