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Lesson 24 - Compras (Shopping)
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This page: Listen to and read a dialogue of a woman buying T-shirts in a store and negotiating the price.


Comprando una camiseta
(Buying a T-shirt)

Dialogue Lesson

Key Vocabulary

The following is a list of key vocabulary that you will need to know to understand the lesson. Click on the word to hear the pronunciation.

Note that si (without an accent) is "if," but (with an accent) is "yes."



Section 1
Select the correct translation.

1.   only (nothing more)      

2.   to accept      

3.   to charge      

4.   if      

5.   percent      

6.   quality      

7.   niece      

8.   seller      



Listen to the dialogue and answer the questions.

► Listen to the dialogue

1.   ¿Qué quiere comprar la mujer?      

2.   ¿Cuáles tallas compra?      

3.   ¿Cuánto cuestan dos camisetas?      



Now read the dialogue.

► Listen to the dialogue

  • MUJER - Quiero comprar una camiseta para mi hija. ¿Cuánto cuestan estas?
  • VENDEDOR - $20
  • MUJER - ¿$20? Es muy caro para una camiseta. En la otra tienda cobran $10.
  • VENDEDOR - Pero estas camisetas son de mejor calidad. Para usted, nada más voy a cobrar $15.
  • MUJER - ¿Y si compro dos hay un descuento?
  • VENDEDOR - Dos por $25.
  • MUJER - ¿Tienen talla chica?
  • VENDEDOR - Sí, aquí está.
  • MUJER - Quiero talla chica para mi hija y mediana para mi sobrina. Dos camisetas. ¿Aceptan tarjetas de crédito?
  • VENDEDOR - Sí, pero damos un descuento de cinco por ciento si paga en efectivo.
  • MUJER - Excelente. Tengo efectivo en mi cartera. Aquí está un billete de veinte dólares y uno de diez.
  • VENDEDOR - Gracias. Aquí están $5 de cambio y su recibo. ¿Quiere una bolsa?
  • MUJER - No gracias. No necesito.



Dictations are great for practicing listening and spelling in Spanish. Click on "Listen" to hear the dictation of a sentence. The sentence will be read once quickly and then repeated slowly with pauses to write the words. Write the sentence in the textbox. Click on "Check" to check your answer. Don't forget to use correct capitalization, accents and punctuation, or the computer will mark it as incorrect.

1. ► Listen

2. ► Listen

3. ► Listen

4. ► Listen

5. ► Listen



Write a short dialogue of someone bargaining at a store. If you want to type a special character (like an accented letter) in the comments section, you could do one of the following . . .

  • Select and copy the character that you need → á é í ó ú ü ñ ¿ ¡ Á É Í Ó Ú Ü Ñ « »
  • Use special codes on your computer if you have numeric keypad (instructions HERE).
  • Type your sentences into the text box below and use the special character buttons provided. Then select and copy your text and paste it into the comments section.

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Lesson 24 - Compras (Shopping)
Shopping - Para/Por - Dialogue - Reading - Quiz




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