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You are inside a store, wanting to ask the salesperson whether the t-shirt is available in a bigger size or whether the shoes are available in a smaller size. How do you do that in English again? How do you ask for a specific size? The following example sentences will help you to find the right words when going shopping.
Phrases for the start of a conversation
May I help you? /
Can I help you?
Are you looking for something in particular?
Is someone looking after you?
To politely ask something, the customer can start his or her question with "Excuse me, …".
I am looking for a pair of trousers, sport shoes, a DVD…
Do you have these in a size smaller / bigger
Could you tell me where the … is / are
I’d like a bottle of milk, please.
Where can I buy a newspaper?
Where can I find some vegetables?
Could I ask you something?
Phrases for a consulting service
Buy two for the price of one.
How much / many
would you like?
Would you like to try it on?
The fitting rooms are over there.
The T- Shirt suits you very well.
It’s not quite what I wanted.
How much is this sweater?
It doesn’t fit / suit
It’s too small / big / wide / tight / expensive
Have you got this in another size / colour
May I try this on, please?
Where can I try this on, please?
Phrases for the moment of payment and ending the conversation
Here you are. /
Here you go.
You don’t happen to have any change, do you?
Did you find everything you needed?
Did you find what you were looking for?
Did you find everything okay?
Will that be all (for today)?
Did you want anything else?
Please pay at the check-out.
I’ll take this to the check-out for you.
That’s all for today. That’s it. Thanks.
Could I have a receipt, please?
Could I have a (plastic) bag, please?
I’m afraid /
Sorry, I don’t have any change.
Do you accept credit cards?