/ ˈfaʃ(ə)n dɪˈzʌɪnə /
My cousin wants to be a fashion designer and spends all her time designing and making clothes for her dolls.
/ neɪl ˈpɒlɪʃ ˈvɑːnɪʃ /
Some woman wear really daring nail polish on their toes but I think it is silly and rather use softer tones.
/ wɔːn aʊt /
Some brand-new clothes, especially jeans, are made to look worn out as a fashion statement.
/ brand ˈlɔɪəlti /
A good thing about brand loyalty is that it saves time when shopping because you do not need to make choices in the supermarkets.
to buy online
/ bʌɪ ɒnˈlʌɪn /
I like buying books and DVDs online because it is quick and often cheaper than going to shops.
corner shop / convenience store
/ ˈkɔːnə ʃɒp kənˈviːnɪəns stɔː /
I do most of my shopping at the local convenience store because the service is friendly and efficient.
/ rɪˈfʌndəb(ə)l /
I think refundable carrier bags are a cheap and practical way to carry your groceries.
/ ˈkarɪə bag /
I always keep a carrier bag or two in my shopping bag in case I buy more than planned.
/ ˈhʌɪpəmɑːkɪt /
We always do our weekly shopping at a hypermarket because there we can get everything in one place.
/ ʃɒpəˈhɒlɪk /
I think my friend is a shopaholic. She spends most of ther free time in shops and has an awful lot of clothes, shoes, and bags.
/ ɪˈlɛktrɪk(ə)l əˈplʌɪəns /
I think it is better to buy electrical appliances in a specialist shop than at a hypermarket.
to buy on hire purchase
/ bʌɪ ɒn ˈhʌɪə ˈpəːtʃɪs /
We bought a flat-screen TV on hire purchase and will be paying the instalments for a year.
/ ˈbɑːgɪn /
I always take my niece to garage sales because I hate to bargain, and she is really good at it.
/ ɪksˈtʃeɪndʒ, ɛks- /
I never buy clothes without trying them on because it makes me feel uncomfortable to go back to the shop to exchange them.
/ ˈbɑːgɪn /
I was lucky to pick up some really good bargains at the flea market on my holiday in Italy.
second-hand clothes shop
/ ˈsɛk(ə)nd hand kləʊ(ð)z ʃɒp /
I think that second-hand clothes shops offfer very good value at surprisingly low prices.
/ kaˈʃɪə, kə- /
I like the nearest supermarket because the cashiers are very friendly and never make mistakes.
/ 'əʊvəspɛnd /
Credit cards encourage some people to overspend, which can be a huge problem nowadays.
papírpénz, bankjegy / váltópénz, visszajáró
banknote / change
/ ˈbaŋknəʊt tʃeɪn(d)ʒ /
It's very annoying when I can't pay with a banknote in a small shop because they do not have the change.
to wrap up
/ rap ʌp /
I like shops that offer gift-wrapping because I'm hopeless at wrapping presents up.
/ ˈriːz(ə)nəb(ə)l prʌɪs /
When deciding where to shop, I consider reasonable prices as impportant as quality.
/ ˈdɪskaʊnt stɔː /
We have been buying all our hosehold appliances at discount stores for years and have had no problems.
polcok/gondolák közötti folyosó
/ ʌɪl /
I hate it when the aisles at the supermarkets are so narrow that you can hardly move with your trolley.
to be out of stock
/ biː aʊt ɒv, (ə)v stɒk /
I hate it when the goods advertised in junk-mail leaflets are out of stock as soon as the shop opens.
/ ˈkwɒlɪti gʊd /
I prefer to buy quality goods even if it means waiting until I have saved enough money to afford them.
to make a complaint
/ meɪk eɪ kəmˈpleɪnt /
I really hate to make complaints at hypermarkets but I think it is the only way to improve the service.
/ ˈpeɪstri /
Although I mainly shop at a supermarket, I always buy my pastry at the nearby bakery.
/ ˈʃɒpɪŋ lɪst /
I spend less money if I have a shopping list, so I don't buy anything unnecessary.
/ dɪˈlɪv(ə)ri ˈsəːvɪs /
My grandmother, who finds it difficult to get about, is lucky to live in a town where foodshops offer delivery service.
/ rɪˈsiːt /
I always keep the receipt in case I need a refund.