Unit 16 At the Department Store
Telling what you want
I'd like to buy...
I'd like to see...
Will you show me...?
May I see...?
Have you got any...?
Do you sell...?
How much is this?
How much are these?
It's (They're)... a jin(a foot,each,a box,a set)...
They're sold by the pound(kilogram,jin,liang).
That's rather expensive,isn't it?
That seems reasonable.
Getting the right thing
Have you any larger ones?
Have you anything better(smaller,bigger)?
Have you any that don't cost so much?
Is this the only color(size,shape) you have?
Is this the only one you have?
It's just a bit too large(small,plain,gaudy)for me.
Making a decision
I'll take it(them,a jin,a box,two of them).
I'd like to have one of each (these two,this one and that one).
No,that's not what I want.
I think I'll look around a bit.
That's not what I'm looking for.
Sorry to trouble you.
Asking how much you have to pay
What does that come to?
How much is it altogether?
What size is it?
What's your size?
Is's just right.
It's (a bit) too tight(large,small)for me.
I wear size nine.
a pad of writing paper.
a pack of cigarettes(envelopes)
a cake of soap
a tube of toothpaste
a pair of trousers(glasses,socks,chopsticks)
a box of soap powder(paper clips,chocolates)
a bottle of wine(beer,ink)
a jar of pickles(jam,cold cream)
a can(tin)of fruit(fish,peas).
Complain about goods or services
I'd like to make a complaint,please.
I don't like to complain,but I've had a lot of trouble with...
I'm not the sort of person who normally complains,but...
I'm sorry.I'm not at all satisfied with your...
I have a complaint regarding your...
I want to complain about the quality of...
This kind of service just isn't good enough.
I'm very dissatisfied with...
Can I have my money back on...?