Useful English Expressions for Supermarket Shopping

Let´s learn some very useful English expressions to shop at the supermarket better and faster.

These phrases can also be used at groceries stores, mom-and-pop stores, and corner stores.

Expressions to use at the supermarket

Useful expressions for supermarket shopping

Excuse me…

Where can I find… ? (e.g.: Where can I find pasta? / Where can I find lettuce?)

Where is/are the… ? (e.g.: Where is the Diet Coke? / Where are sport goods?)

Do you have… ? (e.g.: Do you have lemonade?)

Do you sell… ? (e.g.: Do you sell shoes?)

Is this on sale? (e.g.: Is beer on sale?)

Are they on sale?

At the cash register / Checkout line

The person who works there is called “the cashier”.

You place the products on the counter to pay them.

I would like to pay in cash

I would like to pay with a credit card

I would like to pay with a debit card

Useful words

Shopping cart

Shopping bag

Shopping list

item

Basket

Aisle

Cashier

Checkout line

Cash register

Cash back

Common Vegetable words

Beans

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cucumber

Celery

Carrot

Mushroom

Lettuce

Pea

Onion

Potato

Squash

Pepper

Tomato

Common Fruit Words

Banana

Apple

Grapes

Lemon

Lime

Melon

Mango

Orange

Peach

Pear

Strawberry

Pineapple

Packaging Words

Carton

Sticks

Bottle

Cup

Box

Grain

Stalk

Head

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