Wednesday, 11 July 2012

What Are You Going To Buy In The Drug Store?


This post deals with shopping in general, and with things you may want to buy in a drug store in particular.


Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or colleague. You are about to go shopping. and are making a shopping list. The other person says to you: "what are you going to buy in the drug store?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Qué vas a comprar en la droguería?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Qué va a comprar (usted) en la droguería?


Answering is quite straightforward. Naming something you can buy in a drug store should be sufficient. You may also want to indicate the quantity/ amount of what you intend buying.

Here are some examples of what you could buy in a drug store:
  • Un cepillo de dientes (a toothbrush);
  • Un tubo de pasta de dientes (a tube of toothpaste);
  • Un enjuague bucal (a bottle of mouthwash);
  • Un champú para cabello graso (a shampoo for greasy hair);
  • Un frasco de colonia (a bottle of cologne);
  • Un frasco de perfume (a bottle of perfume);
  • Un pintalabios (a lipstick);
  • Un estuche de maquillaje (a make up case);
  • Una crema hidratante para manos (a moisturising hand cream);
  • Una pastilla de jabón (a cake of soap);
  • Un gel de ducha (a moisturising shower gel);
  • Una botella de lejía (a bottle of bleach);

Now you should practice answering the question:
¿Qué vas a comprar en la droguería?

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