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Clothes shopping: A girl is looking at clothes with a friend in a shop.

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Key Language for Shopping for clothes
  • Français
    English
  • bleu, bleue
     
    blue
  • bleu (plus) foncé
     
    dark(er) blue
  • bleu clair
     
    light blue
  • celui-ci
     
    this one (m)
  • la cabine
     
    the changing room
  • essayer
     
    to try (on)
  • préférer
     
    to prefer
  • Je peux vous aider ?
     
    Can I help you?
  • J'aime bien ça
     
    I really like that
  • J'aime beaucoup ce bleu
     
    I like this blue a lot
  • C'est pas mal
     
    It's not bad
  • Fais voir
     
    Let's see
  • Ça te va bien
     
    It suits you
  • Il me le faut en trente-huit
     
    I need it in size 38
  • Je peux l'essayer ?
     
    Can I try it on?
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Key Language for Buying a present
  • Français
    English
  • en bleu
     
    blue
  • rouge
     
    red
  • carré, carrée
     
    square
  • volontiers
     
    gladly, certainly, yes please
  • le coton
     
    cotton
  • un tissu
     
    cloth, material, fabric
  • une nappe
     
    a tablecloth
  • Vous l'avez dans d'autres couleurs ?
     
    Do you have it in other colours?
  • Elles font combien ?
     
    How much are they? (f, pl)
  • Je vais prendre la rectangulaire
     
    I'm going to take the rectangular one
  • C'est pour offrir ?
     
    Is it for a present?
  • Je vous fais un paquet cadeau ?
     
    Shall I gift wrap it for you?

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Shopping for clothes

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