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Hi, everybody and welcome back to Top Words. My name is Alisha and today we're going to talk about "10 Words that You Can Use at the Supermarket." So, let's go.
"Basket." The first word is "basket." "Basket" is the--usually plastic or sometimes metal basket you carry on your arm are you carry with your hand that you put items in at the supermarket. In a sentence, "Pick up a basket."
"Shopping cart." The next expression is "shopping cart." A "shopping cart" is like a big basket and you can push it, it's a cart that you use to put your shopping and your items in. In a sentence, "I don't need a shopping cart."
"On sale." The next expression is "on sale." When an item is "on sale" it means it's at a cheaper price, it's at a discount. This can be a price discount, this can be a percentage discount. So, for example, there are items, let's see, on sale 30% off or on sale for five dollars for example. In a sentence, "Hey, maple syrup is on sale." I bought maple syrup the other day, that's why that's the examples sentence.
"Two-for-one." "Two-for-one." "Two-for-one" is a type of bargain, a type of discount. Two items, so if I have two water bottles for example, I buy two water bottles for the price of one water bottle. So, this means I can have two items at the price of just one item. So, that's what this type of bargain, this type of sale means. In a sentence, "There's a two-for-one deal on this ice cream!"
"Buy one, get one free." The next expression is "buy one, get one free." "Buy one, get one free" actually is the same thing as "two-for-one when you think about it. So, buy one item, get one item, the same item free. And if the – if the item is the same item, then yes, it's the same as a two-for-one. But, you buy one item, you get same item or equivalent item for free. So, you might see a buy one, get one free sale. In a sentence, "Pasta sauce is buy one, get one free!"
"Per pound." The next expression is "something, something per pound" or in your country it might be "per kilogram" or "per ounce" for example. So, but the key here is a unit of measurement, a unit of weight in this expression. So, some items in a supermarket you purchase you buy according to how much they weigh, according to their weight. So, if you want to buy cereal, for example, you can measure like maybe a pound of cereal or a kilogram of cereal. And then the weight of the product equals a price. So, for example, if something is $1 per pound and you buy 5 pounds of potatoes, for example, that means it's $5. So, this is an expression that shows how much something costs according to weight. In a supermarket, you also might see a price with a slash mark before the unit of measurement. This slash mark is read "per" something, something "per pound," "per kilogram" and so on. In a sentence, "Potatoes are $3 per pound."
"Groceries." The next word is "groceries." "Groceries," you might also hear this in the word "grocery store." "Groceries" just means food products, any food products are groceries or food and maybe you can include everyday life products here too, like paper towels I suppose. But usually people associate, usually people understand groceries to mean food products. So, that's why we sometimes call supermarkets grocery stores as well. In a sentence, "I need to buy some groceries."
"Frozen meals." The next expression is "frozen meals." Frozen meals or maybe a popular, a common way to prepare a meal. Usually, they are found in the freezer section of a supermarket or the freezer section of a grocery store. These are meal which are pre-prepared, they are prepared and frozen in a box and you can choose one meal in a box and take it home, heat it up in your oven or your microwave, we call these frozen meals. So, it's one meal, complete meal, in theory, in a box and you can eat it later after you heat it up. In a sentence, "I rarely buy frozen meals." That's true.
"To check out." The next expression is "to check out." "To check out" means to pay, it means to finish your shopping. So, to check out, we sometimes say, "Let's check out at the register." Or now actually, in a lot of different supermarkets there's a machine called the self-checkout. Self-checkout means there's no staff person, there's no one helping at the register, it's just you and a machine, you scan your items, pay and finish, so that's a self-checkout. But the verb we use is "to check out." In a sentence, "I'm done, let's check out."
"To use a coupon." The next expression is "to use a coupon," "to use a coupon." For pronunciation, I say "coupon." You might hear some people say "coupon" as well. I've heard "coupon" and "coupon," I say "coupon." Do you say "coupon" or "coupon"?
I say "coupon."
"Coupon," yeah. I prefer "coupon" and you prefer "coupon," we're going to go with "coupon," but you might hear "coupon." "To use a coupon" means you have a--usually a small piece of paper or maybe these days it's something like, I don't know, you can get coupons on your phone now. Yeah, coupon gets you a discount. You get a discounted price or you get maybe a buy one, get one free deal, something like that. So, in a sentence, "I want to use this coupon, please."
Alright, that's the end. All right. So, those are "10 Words That You Can Use in The Supermarket" and I hope that those help you the next time you go shopping for groceries. If you liked this video, please make sure to give it a thumbs up and make sure to subscribe to our channel if you haven't already. Also, check us out at EnglishClass101.com for some more fun stuff.
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So, to use some exist--some of the words we use, maybe you have coupon, let's see, it says, "Potatoes are on sale for $1 a pound instead of $3 a pound." Oh.