Lesson 12: Simple Spanish sentences: Buying and Selling

Simple Spanish sentences about Buying & Selling


If you expect to ever get to  speak Spanish, then you have to do something more than just learning Spanish grammar and vocabulary.

Don’t get me wrong: I am, indeed, a great fan of grammar. However, you really need to practice doing Spanish sentences if you want to reach a level where you can put those words and grammar rules together.

The topic of this is a very basic approach in that direction. I have put together these few very simple questions and answers that relate to buying and selling dialog. I hope you will find it useful.

COMPRADOR: Hola. ¿Cuánto cuesta este libro?
BUYER: Hello. How much does this book cost?
VENDEDOR: Cuesta doscientos (200) pesos.
SELLER: It costs two-hundred (200) pesos.

COMPRADOR: Buen día. ¿Cuánto vale esta mesa?
BUYER: Good morning. How much does this table cost?
VENDEDOR: Vale dos mil (2.000) pesos.
SELLER: It costs two-thousand (2,000) pesos.

COMPRADOR: Buenas tardes. ¿Cuánto cuesta un café?
BUYER: Good afternoon. How much does a (cup of) coffee cost?
VENDEDOR: El Expreso cuesta 20. El café americano, 25.
SELLER: The Expreso costs 20. The “café americano”, 25.

COMPRADOR: Buenos días. ¿A cuánto está el kilo de manzanas?
BUYER: Good morning. How much for the kilo of apples?
VENDEDOR: Está a treinta (pesos) el kilo.
SELLER: It is thirty (pesos) the kilo.

COMPRADOR: Discúlpeme. Este pantalón tiene una falla. ¿Acepta devolución?
BUYER: Excuse me. These trousers have a defect. Can you take it back?
VENDEDOR: Sí, por supuesto. Necesito ver la factura.
SELLER: Yes, of course. I need to see the invoice.

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