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French Shops, Stores, and Shopping

Les magasins et les achats

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Learn the French vocabulary that you need for shopping, including store and business names.

une épicerie   small grocery store

le marché   farmer's market

le supermarché   supermarket

un hypermarché   superstore, giant supermarket


la boucherie   butcher shop

la boulangerie   bakery

la charcuterie   pork butcher

la confiserie   candy store

la crémerie, la laiterie   dairy

la fromagerie   cheese shop

le magasin de fruits et légumes   greengrocer

le marchand de vins   wine shop

la pâtisserie   pastry shop

la poissonnerie   fish store


la banque   bank

la blanchisserie   laundromat

la droguerie   drugstore

le grand magasin   department store

le kiosque   newsstand

le magasin de confection, de vêtements   clothing store

la pharmacie   pharmacy

la poste   post office

le pressing   dry cleaner

la quincaillerie   hardware store

le tabac   tobacco shop


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Do the French really go to all these little shops? Read my article about shopping in France.
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