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How to ask someone where they got something

Watch two people talking about where one of them got something.

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Man: Hey, nice shoes!

Woman: Thanks!

Man: Could do with a pair like that myself.

Woman: Oh really? They're very comfortable.

Man: Yeah. Where did you get them?

Woman: Just that place on the high street.

Man: Oh yeah, I'll have to go and take a look sometime.


Man: Hey!

Woman: What?

Man: I've been looking for that book for ages!

Woman: Really?

Man: Yeah ... where did you get it?

Woman: I bought it online. I just did a search and found it, you know ...

Man: Really?

Woman: Yes. It's not that difficult.

Man: I'll have to have a look.


Man: Hey!

Woman: What?

Man: That's a tasty-looking sandwich!

Woman: It's a tasty-tasting sandwich too ...

Man: Where did you, er ...

Woman: Where did I get it?

Man: Yeah! That's exactly what I was going to say!

Woman: I made it myself.

Man: Oh.

Woman: Here – have it!



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Yes. I can.

The guy seems to get more from the girl; its why she left him abruptly. For me the guy is trying to (in French we say "draguer"; in Spanish they say "ligar". How do you say it in English?

Hello Oli

I'd suggest checking in a good dictionary, but I think what you're looking for here is 'to chat someone up' or 'to hit on someone'.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

the words "chancer" and "scally" spring to mind

Let me know where i can get this.

I usually don't ask this question but if I want to know the place to buy something I think I could say 'Where did you get that?' 'Where can I buy this?' ' Do you know where I can buy this?'

the man wasn't surprised when he realized the lady didn't bye the sandwich, he was surprised when she gave him the sandwich and leave.

Basically asking something from someone is always good instead of exposing everything by yourself. For shopping it is more effective because person will get idea about this thing and its structure and price etc. User can give more effective suggestion than other person.

I often go shopping to buy groceries and daily necessities at supermaket.
it's up to what I want to buy on the internet. Before purchasing something on the net, I check the price compared with the real shop. If the things I want are cheaper than the shop, I will buy on the net. Sometimes it is good way to buy things on the net because I can get them cheaper and dont need to go shopping and carry them to my house. But Sometimes it is not good way, because some staff are fake, and they are not things I thought.

Shopping only on weekends. I spend short time for this, but some people love this activity. Internet is a good option for shopping because is faster than a tradicional open mall and you don't feel the troubles of traffic, high temperatures. But, if you don't like, is more difficult to switch goods.