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American English: /ʃɑp/
British English: /ʃɒp/

Translation of shop in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 countable (retail outlet) to go to the shops what time do the shops close?
    ¿a qué hora cierran las tiendas?
    all over the shop (British) [colloquial]
    por todas partes
    Example sentences
    • Pet shops and supermarkets sell a huge variety of flea dips and shampoos for your pet.
    • The goods sold in these shops are a wide variety of household goods and furniture.
    • She designs framing for art and sells it to retail shops and furniture stores.
    1.2 (business) [colloquial]to set up shop as a doctor
    abrir una consulta
    establecerse como médico
    to shut up shop business got so bad we had to shut up shop
    nos iba tan mal, que tuvimos que cerrar (el negocio)
    to talk shop
    hablar del trabajo

intransitive verb present participle shopping past tense, past participle shopped

  • hacer compras
    to go shopping
    ir de compras or de tiendas
    I have no time to shop during the week
    no tengo tiempo de hacer compras durante la semana
    I don't shop there
    yo no compro allí
    we spent the whole afternoon shopping
    pasamos toda la tarde haciendo compras
    to shop for somethingwe were shopping for Christmas presents
    estábamos comprando los regalos de Navidad
    she went shopping for a winter coat
    salió a buscar un abrigo de invierno

transitive verb present participle shopping past tense, past participle shopped

  • 1 (inform on) (British) [slang]
    Example sentences
    • Police are encouraging the public to use the drugs hotline and shop a dealer.
    • Even off the record he was unprepared to shop a man who, we both knew, was making his life very difficult at that time.
    • School children in Cleckheaton are being urged to shop drug dealers to a confidential helpline.
  • 2 (visit store) (US)
    Example sentences
    • When we go shopping we have to pick up some stuff the decorator requested.
    • Go shopping and pick out the stuff you like at any store, then wait a few weeks and go back to get it when it's sitting on the sale rack.
    • If one pair gives you blisters go shopping and pick up a new pair.

Phrasal verbs

shop around

verb + adverb
mirar tiendas y comparar precios
shop around for the best deal before buying life insurance
antes de sacarse un seguro de vida, investigue qué compañía le ofrece más ventajas
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