【英语学习】学习美国英语日常对话:购物

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想学说英语吗?我们的学习美国英语日常对话在这里提供一个练习机会。请点击以下录音链接,收听美国人在不同场景中的一段对话,同时还可以参照每篇对话的英文原文和对语言点的中文解释。




Salesperson: Can I help you?

Gloria: Yes, I’m looking for a sweater — in a size medium.

Salesperson: Let’s see … here’s a nice white one. What do you think?

Gloria: I think I’d rather have it in blue.

Salesperson: OK … here’s blue, in a medium. Would you like to try it on?

Gloria: OK … yes, I love it. It fits perfectly. How much is it?

Salesperson: It’s $50. It will be $53, with tax.

Gloria: Perfect! I’ll take it.

语言点

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  • Can I help you?或 “May I help you?”(我能帮你吗?需要什么吗?)是售货员招呼顾客时常用的话。

  • I’m looking for a (我在找……)在这里的意思是“I don’t know exactly which one I want.”(我不知道具体要买哪一件。)

  • Size medium. (中号)。衣服通常分小号、中号和大号。有些女装的大小用数码标记,通常是从最小的2号至最大的16号。

  • Let’s see … (让我想想/让我看看……。)这是在某人想要对某事考虑一番、或者在做选择决定之前、以及在寻找某样东西时所用的表达方式。

  • I’d rather have it in (我更希望要……颜色)。 这里的意思是“I don’t like this exact one. I would prefer it in a different” color/size/material, etc. (我不喜欢这个。我想要另一个颜色/尺寸/面料的,等等。)

  • Would you like to …?(你想要……吗?)是“Do you want to …?”的更礼貌客气的表达方式。

  • Try it on (试穿一下。)意思是把服装穿上,试试大小或式样是否合适。“Try on”是一个可拆开的动词短语,所以宾语“it” 放在 “try” 和“on”之间。

  • How much is it? (这价格是多少?) 意思是“How much does it cost?”(这要多少钱?)。请注意此问句的重音落在“is”上。

  • I’ll take it意思是“I will buy it.”(我买它。)

希望更深入学英语吗?我们这里还有更多内容。美国国务院也提供各种程度的可供英语教师和学生使用的资源

Everyday conversations for English learners: Shopping

Everyday conversations for English learners: Shopping


Learning to speak English? Our Everyday Conversations help you practice. Click the audio link to hear a native speaker pronounce each word while you read. Key terms are explained, in your language, at the end of each conversation. Today’s conversation is about shopping


Salesperson: Can I help you?

Gloria: Yes, I’m looking for a sweater — in a size medium.

Salesperson: Let’s see…here’s a nice white one. What do you think?

Gloria: I think I’d rather have it in blue.

Salesperson: OK…here’s blue, in a medium. Would you like to try it on?

Gloria: OK…yes, I love it. It fits perfectly. How much is it?

Salesperson: It’s $50. It will be $53 with tax.

Gloria: Perfect! I’ll take it.

Language notes

  • Can I help you? or “May I help you?” is what a salesperson normally says to greet a customer.

  • I’m looking for a here means “I don’t know exactly which one I want.”

  • Size medium. Clothing usually comes in small, medium and large sizes. Some women’s clothing comes in number sizes, usually ranging from 2 to 16.

  • Let’s see… An expression used when a person wants to think something over to make a choice or decision, or to look for something.

  • I’d rather have it in here means “I don’t like this exact one. I would prefer it in a different color/size/material,” etc.

  • Would you like to…? is a polite way to ask “Do you want to…?”

  • Try it on means to test the fit or appearance of a garment by putting it on. “Try on” is a separable phrasal verb, so the object “it” goes between “try” and “on.”

  • How much is it? means “How much does it cost?” Notice that the main sentence stress falls on “is” in this question.

  • I’ll take it means “I will buy it.”

Ready to learn more English? Our materials can help. And the U.S. Department of State has great resources for English teachers and students of all levels.

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