Ordering at the Coffee Shop in a Dialogue, Simple Ways of Ordering in Spanish

DIALOGUE: AT THE COFFEE SHOP – EN LA CAFETERIA

  • Buenos días. ¿Qué desea?
  • Un café solo y un bocadillo de jamón y queso, por favor
  • Muy bien. Son 3 euros
  • Aquí tiene
  • Gracias
  • De nada

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

Another dialogue

  • Buenos días, que va a tomar?
  • Déme tapas y una cerveza por favor (give tapas and one beer please)
  • …….
  • La cuenta por favor ( the bill please)
  • 3 Euros

Another dialogue

  • Oiga, por favor, un zumo de naranja ( please listen to call the waiters attention)
  • Déme un agua mineral sin gas por favor
  • Aquí tiene
  • ¿Cuánto es?
  • Un Euro

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

FOUR SIMPLE WAYS OF ASKING FOR THE PRICE OR THE BILL

¿Cuánto es? = How much is it?
¿Cuánto cuesta? How much is it?
¿Cuánto vale? How much is it?
La cuenta = the bill please

Explanations
Déme = give me please
Café solo = black coffee
Un bocadillo = a french bread sandwich
Jamón = ham
Queso = cheese
Un agua mineral= a mineral water
Sin gas/con gas= still/fizzy water

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See also

http://www.ehow.com/how_4517179_speak-like-local-spain.html
http://www.examiner.com/x-12510-Indianapolis-Coffeeshop-Examiner~y2009m6d9-The-coffee-equation-what-and-how-to-order-at-the-coffee-shop


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