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Shopping in Japanese, 25 Phrases Travelers Should Know

A woman who wants to go shopping

When you go shopping in Japan, you may need to speak basic Japanese because it’s likely that Japanese people in local shops don’t know English. Thus, let’s learn useful Japanese phrases for shopping in this article!

How to Do Shopping in Japanese

Common Expressions

~~ をさがしています。
I’m looking for ~~.
~~ はありますか?
Do you have ~~?
~~ はどこにありますか?
Where can I find ~~?
あれをせてください。
Can I see that, please?
おいくらですか?
How much is it?
これ、どうやって使つかうんですか?
How can I use this?
これのざいはありますか?
Do you have this in stock?
しょうはつきますか?
Does it come with a guarantee?
これください。
I will take this.

Asking a Size

これ、ちゃくできますか?
Can I try this on?
ちゃくしつはどこですか?
Where is the fitting room?
これのLえるサイズはありますか?
Do you have this in size L?
*Sえす: small size, Mえむ: medium size. Lえる: large size, XLえっくすえる: extra large
もうひとちいさいサイズはありますか?
Do you have this one size smaller?
このサイズはすこしきついです。
This size is a little too tight.

Check Out

レジはどこですか?
Where is the checkout counter?
会計かいけいはどこですればいいですか?
Where can I check out?
クレジットカードは使つかえますか?
Can I pay by credit card?
領収りょうしゅうしょをください。
Can I have a receipt?
別々べつべつつつんでもらえますか?
Can you wrap them separately?
プレゼントようにしてもらえますか?
Can I have this one gift-wrapped?
ふくろをもらえますか?
Can I have a bag?

Phrases from Cashiers

はら方法ほうほうはどうされますか?
How would you like to pay for this?
すみません、カードは使つかえないんです。
I am sorry, but we don’t accept credit cards.
あんしょう番号ばんごうをおねがいします。
Please type in your PIN.
こちらにサインをおねがいします。
Please sign here.

Conclusion

There are a lot of high quality products at affordable prices in Japan. Please enjoy shopping by utilizing the above phrases.

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