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Shopping

What's the price (for this)?
Hoe duur is 't? click to hear 2 3 (How expensive is it?)
Hoe duur is dit? click to hear (How expensive is this?) numbers
- or: Hoeveel kost dit? click to hear (How much does this cost?)
- you could also say: Wat is de prijs? click to hear (What's the price?) - a Dutchman wouldn't say it like that,
but you will be prefectly understood.
Ik zoek een ... click to hear 2 (I'm looking for a ...)
Waar is de ... click to hear 2 (Where is the ...) - Waar is ... click to hear 2 (Where is ...)
Waar zijn de ... click to hear 2 (Where are the ...) - Waar zijn ... click to hear (Where are ...)
Ik kijk wat rond click to hear 2 3 ('I'm just looking around, just browsing')
Precies wat ik nodig had click to hear 2 ('Exactly what I needed')
Precies wat ik wilde click to hear 2 ('Exactly what I wanted') - slang: Krek wa'k wou click to hear 2
At the cash register, you may be asked:
or shorter:
receipt
or about a plastic bag for your purchase:
a plastic bag
or: a small paper bag
Wilt U een bonnetje? click to hear 2 3 ('Would you like a receipt?')
Bonnetje mee? click to hear 2 3 ('The receipt along with it?')
bonnetje click to hear
Tasje d'r bij? click to hear 2 (A plastic bag with it?)
tasje click to hear
zakje click to hear 2
You can answer: Yes, Please
or: No, thank you
or with more emphasis: I don't need a receipt
Ja, graag click to hear 2 - or: Ja, alstublieft click to hear 2
Nee, dank U click to hear 2
Ik hoef geen bonnetje click to hear 2
[cash register receipt -
  'Your cashier today was Jesus']
bonnetje click to hear
Heeft U ook postzegels? click to hear 2 3 Do you have (sell) stamps [too]? Do you happen to sell stamps? (in a shop)
Heeft U er postzegels bij? click to hear 2 3 Do you have (sell) stamps (with) for it? (in a shop)
Heeft U er postzegels voor? click to hear Do you have (sell) stamps for it? (in a shop)
[shop]
(de) winkel click to hear - 2
[shopping list]
(het) boodschappenlijstje click to hear
[shopping cart]
(het) winkelwagentje click to hear - 2
[Albert Heijn, a supermarket]
Albert Heijn click to hear 2
[money: bills and coins]
(het) geld click to hear
[old Dutch coins]
(de) munten click to hear
[old Dutch coins]
munten
[old Dutch banknotes]
(de) bankbiljetten click to hear
[old Dutch banknotes]
bankbiljetten
[purse]
(de) portemonnee click to hear (Fr.)
[purse with coins and bills]
portemonnee click to hear
[wallet]
(de) portefeuille click to hear (Fr.)
[wallet, opened]
portefeuille click to hear
[me carrying a shopping bag]
(de) boodschappentas click to hear
kopen (to buy) (a very irregular verb)
kopen
ik koop
jij koopt
hij koopt
wij kopen
jullie kopen
zij kopen
U koopt
click to hear 2
(to buy)
(I buy)
(you buy)
(he buys)
(we buy)
(you buy)
(they buy)
(you buy)


ik kocht
jij kocht
hij kocht
wij kochten
jullie kochten
zij kochten
U kocht
click to hear

(I bought)
(you bought)
(he bought)
(we bought)
(you bought)
(they bought)
(you bought)


(you - informal singular)


(you - informal plural)

(you - polite)
[pannier with red beets]
(de) fietstas click to hear (bietjes click to hear >>)
ik heb gekocht click to hear I have bought
EnglishDutch
infinitive
simple
present
singular
simple
present
plural
simple
past
singular
simple
past
plural
perfect
tense
English
example
to buy I buy we buy I bought we bought I have bought
to buy kopen ik koop wij kopen ik kocht wij kochten ik heb gekocht click to hear
to rent huren ik huur wij huren ik huurde wij huurden ik heb gehuurd click to hear
to pay betalen ik betaal wij betalen ik betaalde wij betaalden ik heb betaald click to hear 2
to sell verkopen ik verkoop wij verkopen ik verkocht wij verkochten ik heb verkocht click to hear
to bargain afdingen ik ding af - ik dong af - ik heb afgedongen click to hear 2 *
to shop winkelen ik winkel * wij winkelen ik winkelde * wij winkelden ik heb gewinkeld click to hear
More commonly people say: "ik ben aan 't winkelen" click to hear 2 'I am shopping' - or: "ik was aan 't winkelen" click to hear 'I was shopping'
shopping, to shop - boodschappen doen click to hear >>
(buying everyday necessities)
- winkelen click to hear >>
(looking for nicer things)
Ik ga boodschappen doen click to hear 2
I am going shopping
[cash register receipt]
kassabon click to
  hear
(cash register receipt)

ik heb een boek gekocht click to hear 2
I have bought a book

(de) winkel click to hear
winkel/winkels click to hear
shop, store
shop/shops
(de) klant click to hear customer
(de) verkoper click to hear salesman
(de) kassière click to hear (female) cashier
(de) kassa click to hear cash register
(de) kassabon click to hear sales receipt
(de) openingstijden click to hear business hours
(de) toonbank click to hear counter
(de) zelfbediening click to hear self-service
(de) supermarkt click to hear 2 supermarket
(het) winkelcentrum click to hear shopping center, mall
(de) aanbieding click to hear on sale
(de) opruiming click to hear 2 clearance
(de) korting click to hear 2 discount
(de) bakker click to hear
(de) bakkerij click to hear 2
baker, bakery
bakery
(de) banketbakker click to hear pastry chef/store
(de) groenteboer click to hear greengrocer,
fruit & vegetables shop
(de) melkboer click to hear milkman
(de) kaaswinkel click to hear 2 cheese shop
(de) slager click to hear
(de) slagerij click to hear
butcher, butcher's shop
butcher's shop
(de) viswinkel click to hear 2
(de) visboer click to hear 2
fishmonger's store
fishmonger, also
fish market stall
(de) boekwinkel click to hear 2
(de) boekhandel click to hear 2
bookstore
(de) kantoorboekhandel click to hear 2 office supplies store
(de) drogist click to hear drugstore, 'druggist'
(de) apotheek click to hear
apotheker click to hear 2
pharmacy
pharmacist
(de) bloemist click to hear florist,
flowers and plants store
>>
(de) kledingzaak click to hear 2
(de) modezaak click to hear 2
(de) herenzaak click to hear 2
clothing store >>
clothing store for ladies
men's clothing store
(de) schoenenwinkel click to hear shoe store
(de) juwelier click to hear jeweler, jewelry store >>
(de) fietsenmaker click to hear 2
(de) fietsenwinkel click to hear 2
bike shop (with repairs and maintenance)
bike store
>>
(de) speelgoedwinkel click to hear 2 toy store
(de) dierenwinkel click to hear 2 [animals-] pet shop >>
(de) slijter click to hear
(de) slijterij click to hear
liquor seller/store
liquor store
(de) kapper click to hear hairdresser, stylist, barber >>
(de) stomerij click to hear 2 ['steamery'] dry cleaner
(de) schoenmaker click to hear [shoe-maker] cobbler
(de) markt click to hear market
(het) kraampje click to hear 2 market stall, booth

Hoe duur is 't? click to hear 2 3 [How expensive is it?] / Hoe duur is dit? click to hear [How expensive is this?] What's the price (on this item)? How much does it cost? - numbers
Is het duurder geworden? click to hear 2 '[Has it become more expensive?] Did the price go up?'
Het is te duur click to hear 'it's too expensive' - Veel te duur click to hear 2 '[much] way too expensive'
Ik vind 't te duur click to hear 2 ('It's too expensive for me, I think it's too expensive')
't Is niet zo duur click to hear 2 3 'It's not that expensive' - or: 'It's not that expensive' - 't Is nietduur click to hear 2 3 4 5
Waar voor je geld click to hear '[good stuff] value for money'
(De) prijs click to hear 'price' - Ik schrok van de prijs click to hear 2 'I was taken aback by the price, I had not expected the price to be that high'
redelijk click to hear 2 (redelijke click to hear) 'reasonable' - duur click to hear (duur / dure click to hear 2) 'expensive' - goedkoop click to hear 2 (goedkoop / goedkope click to hear) 'cheap, inexpensive'
tweedehands click to hear 2 3 'secondhand, used'
(de) miskoop click to hear 2 'a bad buy, a disappointing or useless purchase'
Ik koop soms dingen die ik niet nodig heb click to hear 2 ('Sometimes I buy things I don't need')
Vraag en aanbod click to hear 2 'supply and demand' (de vraag, het aanbod)
zuinig click to hear 2 (zuinig/zuinige click to hear 2) 'frugal' - de zuinige huisvrouw click to hear 'the frugal housewife' - (de zuinige motor click to hear 'the fuel-efficient engine') - adjectives add -E - (de) zuinigheid click to hear 2 'frugality' - verkeerde zuinigheid click to hear 2 3 ('wrong-headed frugality' - like for instance 'penny wise, pound foolish')
Ik eet geen witlof meer want het is te duur click to hear 2 ['I no longer eat ... because it is too expensive'] 'I stopped eating Belgian endives because they're too expensive'
My dictionary says 'department store' is (het) warenhuis click to hear but that's not a common word in Dutch. The stores are usually called by the company name: V&D ('V-en-D') click to hear 2 (closed 2016) - de Hema click to hear 2 and the upscale de Bijenkorf click to hear 2 ('the Beehive.')
The Aldi click to hear is an originally German supermarkets chain that often has special deals on home electronics and kitchen appliances.
De klant is koning click to hear "the customer is king"
The grocery (kruidenier click to hear 2) that sold non-perishable food items has disappeared from Holland. Some quite logically developed into supermarkets. Like in other places, many small, specialized shops in Holland have closed because supermarkets offered goods at lower prices.
In jest, you can call a large supermarket chain (de) grootgrutter click to hear 2 - from the Tom Poes click to hear 2 / Heer Bommel click to hear 2 3 cartoons by Marten Toonder click to hear 2 ('grutter' click to hear 2 is an old-fashioned word for a seller of non-perishable foods like dried beans and flour.)
(de) slijterij click to hear 'liquor store' is a respectable business in Holland.
Doe-het-zelf click to hear ('DIY, Do-it-yourself')
(de) rekening click to hear 'bill, invoice' - (de) betaling click to hear 2 'payment' - (de) kwitantie click to hear 2 'receipt, proof of payment'
(de) bestelling click to hear 'order' (of goods or food/drinks) - 'order' (command, like in the military) is (het) bevel click to hear - and 'order' (organized structure) is (de) orde click to hear 2
(de) catalogus click to hear 2 'catalog'
(de) garantie click to hear 'guarantee; warranty'
"Ik ga even naar de bakker" click to hear 2 I'll make quick run to the bakery = "even naar de bakker" click to hear
"Ik ga naar de stad" click to hear 2 3 'I'm going to town' (usually for shopping, dining out or entertainment)
Mag 't iets meer zijn? click to hear 2 3 ('Is it OK if it's a little more?' - what the butcher says when he cuts off a larger piece than you asked for)
te koop click to hear 'for sale' (a sign on houses, cars etc.)
per stuk click to hear 2 ('each' - the price for each item) - twee gulden per stuk click to hear ('two guilders each')
BTW click to hear 2 a kind of sales tax (already included in the stated price)
In Holland, prescription medicine can only be obtained at the pharmacy apotheek click to hear and not at a drogist click to hear 2 ('drugstore.')
(De) winkelier click to hear 2 ('shopkeeper') - de middenstand click to hear 2 ('the shopkeepers, tradespeople' - as a group)
(de) groothandel click to hear 2 ('wholesale') - (de) detailhandel click to hear 2 ('retail' - where the common people buy things)
kant-en-klaar click to hear 'ready-made' - like a store-bought hot meal
Wanneer is 't klaar? click to hear 2 3 ('When will it be ready?')
Knollen voor citroenen verkopen click to hear 2 [selling turnips as lemons] 'fooling someone' - the common meaning is not the literal cheating in sales but making false promises, feeding impossible dreams etc. (The saying is from a time when lemons were expensive and in demand)

Things to Buy

[books]
media
[desk]
office supplies
[rose]
flowers
- 2
[jacket]
clothing
- 2
[brooch]
jewelry
[Me riding a bicycle]
bicycles
[A collection of tools]
tools
- 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[grapes]
food
- 2 3 4 5
[Brussels sprouts]
vegetables
[grapes]
fruits
[loaf of bread]
other food
[pan]
kitchen
- 2 3 4 5 6
See also: [birthday cake with candles]
Birthday
(het) cadeau (kado) click to hear
present
Musical Instruments Make-Up (etc.)

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