Food Shopping

If you've decided to skip the restaurant and head out to the local shops to buy groceries, you'll need to figure out where the shops are. And to do that, you have to know what they're called in Spanish.

Types of Food Stores <tgroup cols="2"> <colspec colname="col1" colnum="1" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="0" align="center"/> <colspec colname="col2" colnum="2" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="0" align="center"/> <tbody> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>grocery store</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>el colmado</emphasis></p> <p>ehl kohl-MAH-doh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>butcher shop</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>la carnicería</emphasis></p> <p>lah kahr-nee-seh-REE-ah</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>bakery</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>la panadería</emphasis></p> <p>lah pah-nah-deh-REE-ah</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>delicatessen</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>la salchichonería</emphasis></p> <p>lah sahl-chee-choh-neh-REE-ah</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>supermarket</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>el supermercado</emphasis></p> <p>ehl soo-pehr-mehr-KAH-doh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>pastry shop</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>la pastelería</emphasis></p> <p>lah pah-steh-leh-REE-ah</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>fish shop</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>la pescadería</emphasis></p> <p>lah peh-skah-deh-REE-ah</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>ice cream shop</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>la heladería</emphasis></p> <p>lah eh-lah-deh-REE-ah</p></td> </tr> </tbody> </tgroup> </table> <p>Once in the store, it'll help if you can ask for specific ingredients.</p> <bridgehead>How Much Do You Want?</bridgehead> <table frame="all" width="100%"> <title/> <tgroup cols="2"> <colspec colname="col1" colnum="1" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="0" align="center"/> <colspec colname="col2" colnum="2" colwidth="50%" colsep="0" rowsep="0" align="center"/> <tbody> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a little bit</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>un poco</emphasis></p> <p>oon POH-koh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a lot</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>mucho</emphasis></p> <p>MOO-choh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a bite of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>un pincho de</emphasis></p> <p>oon PEEN-choh deh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>an order of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>una ración de</emphasis></p> <p>OO-nah rah-see-OHN deh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a box of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>una caja de</emphasis></p> <p>OO-nah KAH-hah deh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a bag of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>una bolsa de</emphasis></p> <p><emphasis>OO-nah BOHL-sah deh</emphasis></p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a can of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>una lata de</emphasis></p> <p>OO-nah LAH-tah deh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a jar of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>un tarro de</emphasis></p> <p>oon TAH-rroh deh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a bottle of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>una botella de</emphasis></p> <p>OO-nah boh-TEH-yah deh</p></td> </tr> <tr> <entry valign="top"><p>a sack of</p></td> <td><p><emphasis>un saco de</emphasis></p> <p>oon SAH-koh deh</p></td> </tr> </tbody> </tgroup> </table> <p>Now that you've eaten your fill, let's head back out there and go shopping! 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