LEARN SPANISH: A FREE BLOG SERIES #18 Shopping + Where you can shop in Benidorm


Hola a todos,

It’s martes again, so that can only mean one thing. It’s time again for your weekly dose of español, courtesy of Diary of a Spanglish Girl!

This week, I’m going to talk you through some of the phrases and palabras you might need or use when you’re shopping.

The kids in my class all know that shopping is my sport. So, I’m not fluent, I’m not perfect but, I have practised the art of shopping and the vocabulary needed, A LOT.

I’ve decided to add a little addition to some Learn Spanish posts. Such as, with this one, I’ll tell you where the shopping centres in Benidorm are and what shops they have.

So, there is C.C La Marina that is located in Finestrat. You can reach it by bus. In C.C La Marina, there are so many high street shops and it’s a great place to kill some time, especially on a rainy day. At the top, there is also an arcade, bowling alley, mini golf course, kids play area, restaurants and cinema.

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The shops are all leading high street shops. You can find, Pull & Bear, Bershka, Zara, H&M, C&A, Pandora, Dealz, Decathlon and more.

In the old town, there are also lots of shops dotted around. You’ll find Pandora, BASE, Zara and more.

If you want to go further afield, you can go to the best shopping centre around here (in my opinion!) which you can read more about here, it’s where Primark is! THE BIRTHDAY DIARY // Cartagena, La Manga, Zenia Boulevard and the Pink Water

There are talks that a new shopping centre is coming to Benidorm, which should include Primark. So, keep your eye on my blog for further updates on that!

Let’s get you the clothing Spanish vocabulary sorted!

T-shirt Camiseta
hat Gorro
socks Calcetines
trousers Pantalones
skirt Falda
pyjamas Pijama

Going Shopping — Ir de compras

  • entrance — entrada
  • exit — salida
  • open — abierto
  • closed — cerrado  
  • shop — la tienda
  • push — empuje
  • pull — tire 
  • market — mercado 
  • travel agency — agencia de viajes
  • supermarket — supermercado
  • shopping center — centro comercial
  • café, snack bar — cafetería
  • butcher — carnicería
  • patisseriepastelería
  • hair salonpeluquería
  • bakery — panadería
  • pharmacy — farmacia

Phrases about clothing in Spanish

Lucia: Pau, ¿te gusta mi falda nueva?
Pau: Si. Te ves muy guapa. La falda es muy bonita. Te queda bien.

Lucia: Pau, do you like my new skirt?
Pau: Yes. It looks very nice. The skirt is very beautiful. It suits you well. 

Rosi: ¡Hola! ¿Tiene ropa para mujeres?
Vendedora: Si, pase por favor. Tenemos pantalones, camisetas, faldas, vestidos… ¿Qué está buscando?

Rosi: Hello! Do you have womens clothes?
Shop assistant: Yes, please come through. We have trousers, shirts, skirts, dresses… What are you looking for?

Jorge: Me llevaré estas dos ¿Cuánto es en total?
Vendedor: Son 15 euros por la camiseta y 10 por la corbata… en total, 25 euros.

Jorge: I will take these two. How much is it in total?
Shop assistant: 15€ for the T-shirt and 10€ for the tie. In total, 25€.

¿Hay un lugar donde venden _____? 

Is there a place that sells…?

¿Dónde está la tienda de ropa más cercana?

Where is the nearest clothes shop?

Quiero este

I want this 

Este no me gusta tanto

I don’t like this one so much

¡Me encanta este! 

I love this one!

Remember to make these agree with the gender, esta for feminine “me encanta esta” or este for masculine, “me encanta este”.

¿Qué talla de zapatos lleva usted?

What shoes size do you take?

¿Puedo probármelo/a?

Can I try it on?

Now, size is important when shopping…

So here, they are! Size is Spanish is talla. 

Small – Pequeña

Medium – Mediana

Large – Grande

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Next week – 11th September 2018 – Opposites
Last week – 28th August 2018 – LEARN SPANISH: A FREE BLOG SERIES #17 At The Doctors

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Hasta luego,


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Hola! I'm Lauren ("Loh - run") — A twenty-something, engaged, English girl living on the Costa Blanca, obsessed with travel, love and elephants.

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