Spanish lessons El Salvador with Fluent Spanish Today: “ASKING FOR PRICES” VOCABULARY (SALVADORAN SLANG EXPRESSIONS)

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Spanish lessons in El Salvador with Fluent Spanish Today: “Asking for prices” vocabulary in El Salvador. Travelling to El Salvador or any other Spanish country, it is not enough to know just “a little bit” of Spanish. You need to learn the colloquial expressions to understand the locals. Learn how to ask for prices in Salvadoran colloquial way.

El Salvador is a country rich in language and local slang. You will be surprised by the variety of words and expressions there are to say the same thing.

Spanish lessons in El Salvador with Fluent Spanish Today will teach you the following:

Asking prices vocabulary: all these phrases mean “how much is it?” / “how much is that?” / “how much?”

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¿Cuánto vale? / ¿Qué precio tiene esto?

¿Cuánto vale? And ¿Qué precio tiene esto? Can be used in the following scenarios: at a restaurant, bookstore, shopping mall, small boutiques, etc. these expressions sound a little bit more formal/polite than the others.


Shopping clothing: ¿cuánto vale esta camisa? / ¿qué precio tiene esta camisa?

At a restaurant: ¿cuánto vale la bebida? / ¿qué precio tiene la bebida?

At a local eatery: ¿cuánto vale la sopa de pollo?

Small boutique: ¿cuánto vale esta cadena de oro? / ¿qué precio tiene esta cadena de oro?

¿Cuánto cuesta? / ¿Qué cuesta? / ¿Precio? / ¿El precio de?

We use these phrases when you get to see the product and point out/touch the product you want to buy. Examples

You see a t.v. without the price tag, so you ask the salesman: ¿Precio? /¿cuánto cuesta? / ¿qué cuesta la tele? / ¿qué precio tiene? ¿El precio de la tele?


¿A cuánto esto/eso? / ¿A cuánto, usted? / ¿A cómo, usted? / variations

If you are on a Street market or mercadito local, you can use the following phrases:

¿A cuánto esto/eso?


¿A cómo tiene esto/eso?

¿A cómo da esto/eso?

¿A cómo, usted?

¿A cuánto, usted?

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