I work in a retail hardware store and would like to learn phrases that would allow me to communicate at least on a rudiimetary level. I do know some words from elementary school and have tried to learn others here at the store. But I think phrases will serve me better.
How may I help you?
amiguito = buddy, pal
Other options to ask someone to repeat what they've said:
"Repítelo, por favor."
If you are working in a store, the standard expression is: ¿En qué puedo atenderle? or ¿En qué puedo servirle?
They both mean "How can I serve you'" (or, as we say in English in retail settings: "How can I help you'" or "Can I help you'")
The Spanish verb "ayudar" literally means "to help" but in retail it is more typical to use the verbs "atender" or "servir".
Some other phrases:
¿Cómo quiere pagar? ¿En efectivo o con tarjeta? (How do you want to pay? Cash or credit')
Thanks a lot guys, this is a great start. Now I will teach the others also.
Here are some: "disculpe" it literally means excuse me... but in Spanish it is a common way to approach someone before you ask a question... let's say like "may I help you"
Also you can say this if you don't understand what they've said. Than add to that "me podria explicar de nuevo" which means "Can you explain that again"
Thank you.....you are very quick to respond
it is the second diminutive of amigo ie amigito - little friend and amigitito - very little friend, i think
how about esta muerto. i am sure muerto is a permanent state, however, in spanish they use estar.
You could say. ¿Comó puedo auydarle? That is a little shorter to remember, but remeber that when you ask, you need to be prepared for them to tell you.
en que manera yo puedo ayudarle