Swahili Shopping

This is a list of expressions about shopping in Swahili. Useful in supermarkets, sightseeing, and when haggling to get a good bargain.

How much is this?: Hii ni pesa ngapi?
Can you take less?: Unaweza kupunguza?
I'm just looking: Naangalia tu
This is too expensive: Hiyo ni ghali sana
Do you accept credit cards?: Mnachukua kadi za ukopeshaji?
Only cash please!: Tafadhali, pesa taslimu peke yake

The following vocabulary is related to shopping places where you might need to buy goods or services.

Expensive: ghali
Cheap: rahisi
Cafe: mkahawa
Cinema: Sinema
Supermarket: maduka makubwa
Gas station: kituo cha petroli
Museum: jumba la makumbusho
Pharmacy: duka la dawa
Credit card: kadi
Cash: pesa taslimu
Check: cheki
Parking: mahali pa kuegesha gari

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