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English Spanish Parallel Texts – Buying food in Spanish Posted by on Dec 14, 2021 in Language, Learning, Spanish Grammar, Spanish Vocabulary

In this lesson of our English Spanish Parallel Texts course and we are going to practice buying food in Spanish. Start by reading the text in Spanish below. The English translation is provided later but please try not to look at it until you have read the Spanish version various times and tried your best to understand it.

There may be some words and phrases in the text that you are unfamiliar with, but you should be aiming to capture the main essence of what is happening. There will always be words and phrases popping up in real-life situations that you have never heard before, so it is important never to get too distracted by details.

If you want to investigate some of the words you don’t know with a dictionary that would be great, please do, but do this after trying your best to understand with what you already have in your head.

Check out this video lesson with information relevant to this topic:

Buying food in Spanish

Buying food in Spanish

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Spanish Text


Patrick: Hola
Tendera: Buenas
Patrick: ¿Tienes huevos?
Tendera: Sí. ¿Cuántos quieres?
Patrick: Dame media docena.
Tendera: Aquí tienes. ¿Algo más?
Patrick: Sí. Dame doscientos gramos de queso.
Tendera: ¿Trescientos gramos?
Patrick: No, no. Doscientos.
Tendera: Ah vale. Doscientos gramos de queso. Sí. ¿Algo más?
Patrick: Sí ¿Tienes yogures?
Tendera: Sí. ¿Cuántos quieres?
Patrick: Dame cuatro.
Tendera: Muy bien. ¿Algo más?
Patrick: No, nada más. ¿Cuánto es?
Tendera: Los huevos, el queso y los yogures. Son cuatro euros con cincuenta.
Patrick: Aquí tienes.
Tendera: Gracias, adiós.
Patrick: Adiós.



English Text


Patrick: Hi
Shopkeeper: Hi
Patrick: Do you have eggs?
Shopkeeper: Yes. How many do you want?
Patrick: Give me half a dozen.
Shopkeeper: Here you go. Anything else?
Patrick: Yes. Give me two hundred grams of cheese.
Shopkeeper: Three hundred grams?
Patrick: No, no. Two Hundred.
Shopkeeper: Ah ok. Two hundred grams of cheese. Yes. Anything else?
Patrick: Yes. Do you have yogurts?
Shopkeeper: Yes. How many do you want?
Patrick: Give me four.
Shopkeeper: Very good. Anything else?
Patrick: No, nothing more. How much is it?
Shopkeeper: Eggs, cheese and yogurts. That’s four euros fifty.
Patrick: Here you go.
Shopkeeper: Thank you, bye.
Patrick: Bye.


So, how did you get on? How much did you understand of the original text before checking the translation? Please let me know in the comments section below…

Don’t worry if you didn’t understand that much, practice makes perfect! Be patient and keep reading, hearing, writing, and speaking Spanish. See you next time!

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.