Learning shopping vocabulary in English with meaning and infographic. Here is a list of English words and phrases we use when we go shopping.
List of Shopping Vocabulary
- Window shopping
- On sale
- In cash/ by card
- Outlet mall
- Spend money on something
- Take something back
- A receipt
- A wallet
- Grocery shopping
- Get a refund
- Price tag
- Shop around
- Try something on
- A fitting room
- A bargain
- What a bargain?
- A good deal
- For sale
- Shop online
- Go shopping
- Do shopping
- Bargain hunting
- A shopaholic
- Retail therapy
- Waste money on something
- Splash out on something
Shopping Vocabulary Examples
Window shopping -> Looking at items on sale, not buying
There’re only the minutes left; don’t dawdle over your window shopping.
On sale -> For sale at a reduced price
There are some nice apples on sale in that shop.
In cash/ by card -> Use cash or credit card to purchase something
I would appreciate it if you paid in cash.
Outlet mall -> Both have many stores in one location.
The outlet mall is a lot cheaper than stores downtown.
Spend money on something -> Use the money to buy something or pay something
He is a tightwad because he doesn’t like to spend money on anything.
Take something back -> Return an unwanted item to a shop
I, in my turn, became embarrassed and huffy and told her to take the money back.
A receipt -> Paper proof of a purchase
Can I have a receipt, please?
A wallet -> A Money/ cardholder
The lady put her wallet in her purse.
Grocery shopping -> Shopping for food items
We need to go grocery shopping – do you have the checkbook?
Get a refund -> Get money back after returning an item
Is it too small? Take it back and get a refund.
Price tag -> A label showing the price of an article
The price tag on the 34-room white Regency mansion is ￡17.5 million.
Shop around -> Compare prices in different shops before buying
You should shop around a bit before making a decision.
Try something on -> Try clothes in a shop before buying them
Try on clothing and shoes to make sure they fit.
A fitting room -> A place in the shop where people try on clothes
You can try on the dress in the fitting room.
A bargain -> Excellent value for an item or purchase
The car was a bargain at that price.
What a bargain? -> Buy something for much less than normal
A good deal -> If something is a good deal, paid a low price
It cost a good deal, I can tell you.
For sale -> Available to buy
Excuse me, are these for sale?
Shop online -> Shop on the Internet
Go shopping -> Go to shops to buy things
I couldn’t go shopping yesterday so I’ll have to go today.
Do shopping -> Weekly/ monthly shopping
Bargain hunting -> Searching for bargains
We went bargain hunting at the antique market.
A shopaholic -> Someone who loves shopping
She’s really a shopaholic.
Retail therapy -> The act of shopping in order to feel better
I was ready for a little retail therapy.
Waste money on something -> Unnecessarily spend money on something
Why waste money on clothes you don’t need?
Splash out on something -> Spend a lot of money on something
If he wanted to splash out on a new car it would take him a couple of days to get his hands on the cash.
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Shopping Vocabulary in English