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Some newcomers are not sure where to buy the groceries they need, and they may miss traditional foods from their native country. There are many different places and ways to go shopping in the USA. Learn about the kinds of shops for buying food. Find out how to buy traditional foods. Read about where to buy clothes and how to shop online.

Some newcomers are not sure where to buy the groceries they need, and they may miss traditional foods from their native country. There are many different places and ways to go shopping in the USA. Learn about the kinds of shops for buying food. Find out how to buy traditional foods. Read about where to buy clothes and how to shop online.

Where to buy in the US, photo copyright UK Aid, CC.
Hokohoko i roto i te US, photo manatārua UK Aid, CC..
Where to buy in the US, photo copyright UK Aid, CC.
Shopping in the US, photo copyright UK Aid, CC..

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Buying food

The word groceries means food you buy. kia tamata koe ki te whakapau e pā ana ki 20% or less of your total family income on groceries each month. Tenei te tikanga ki te whai $1,000 i roto i te moni i ia marama, kia noho koe $200 or less on groceries. Ki te whiwhi koe i $500 ia marama, Ka taea e koe te utu ki te noho anake $100 iti iho ranei i runga i te kai, if you are to also pay for housing and utilities.

The word groceries means food you buy. You should try to spend about 20% or less of your total family income on groceries each month. This means if have $1,000 in income each month, you should spend $200 or less on groceries. If you get $500 each month, you can afford to spend only $100 or less on food, if you are to also pay for housing and utilities.

Here are some useful things to know about buying food:

Here are some useful things to know about buying food:

  • Some things that cost little in your home country may be expensive in the USA. hei tauira, kia rite rerenga i Burma ki te kai niu hou me mangoes, engari enei tūemi e utu.
  • Meat and fruit are often expensive in the USA. Na, Me ai koe ki te ngana ki te kai te tahi mau kai hou me te koutou kai tuku iho.
  • kai hoko, rawa raihi me pini, me maha huawhenua, i te fare toa, me te tunu i te reira koe te tikanga iti te utu atu i hoko kai i te wharekai.
  • If an item in a store is priced, whai koe ki te utu i taua utu. Heoi, Ko iti pono i roto i ngā mākete ranei toa hoko taonga e whakamahia ana tenei.
  • Some things that cost little in your home country may be expensive in the USA. For example, refugees from Burma may like to eat fresh coconuts and mangoes, but these items are expensive.
  • Meat and fruit are often expensive in the USA. So, you may need to try to eat some new foods as well as your traditional foods.
  • Buying food, especially rice and beans and many vegetables, from the grocery store and cooking it yourself is generally less expensive than buying food from a restaurant.
  • If an item in a store is priced, you have to pay that price. However, this is less true in markets or stores selling used goods.

Where to buy groceries

Where to buy groceries

Here te tahi wāhi rerekē ka taea e koe te hoko kai:

Here are some different places you can buy food:

toa e farerei i

Grocery stores

toa e farerei i roto i te US he toa nui e kawe maha ngā momo rerekē o te kai. He maha ngā i măta'ui te nui “toa mekameka.” He mekameka Ko te rōpū o te taonga e te hunga i te taua i roto i nga pa rerekē puta noa i te US. E wehea toa e farerei i ki ngā wāhanga pērā i te hua me te huawhenua, kai, kai kēne, etc. He maha toa e farerei i nui whakatenatena koe ki te haina ki runga mo te kore utu “Club” kāri, ranei “kāri mema. He pai ki te mahi i tenei no te mea koutou riro maha he hekenga i runga i kai koutou ki te kāri, ahakoa he utu te kāri. Ētahi atu toa, pērā i Costco, e ki atu tenei mo ratou kāri, me te hoko nui o kai atu ārahi. Enei e utu hono ki te whai koe i te whānau nui, me te e hoko tūemi kai me te whare i roto i te nui.

Grocery stores in the US are large stores that carry many different types of food. There are several large grocery “chain stores.” A chain is a group of stores that are the same in different cities across the US. Grocery stores are divided into sections such as fruit and vegetables, meat, canned foods, etc. Many large grocery stores encourage you to sign up for free “Club” cards, or “membership cards. This is good to do because you often receive a discount on your food with a card, even though the card is free. Other stores, such as Costco, do charge for their cards and sell large quantities of food more cheaply. These are worth joining if you have a big family and are buying food and household items in large quantities.

Farmers’ hokohoko

Farmers’ markets

Te nuinga pa i roto i te US i kaimahi’ hokohoko, rawa i roto i te raumati. I te kaimahi’ mākete, Ka taea e koe te kitea te hua hou, me ngā huawhenua tupu, ka hokona e nga kaimahi ratou. I roto i te raumati, kia noho koe iti te moni ka pai koe i te falekoloa mo te taua tūemi, engari e kore e tonu - e taea ki te hoko mo te iti iho i te kaimahi e tupu nui iti o te hua waro etahi toa e farerei i nui, hei tauira.

Most cities in the US have farmers’ markets, especially in the summer. At a farmers’ market, you can find fresh fruit and vegetables grown and sold by the farmers themselves. In summer, you may spend less money then you would at a grocery store for the same items, but not always – some big grocery stores are able to sell for less than farmers who grow small amount of organic produce, for example.

toa haratau

Convenience stores

He toa iti e te tahi mau taime hoko moni iti o terehia kai ranei enei. Ahakoa kia enei toa watea no te mea he tata ki tou whare ratou, He maha ratou ake te utu atu i te fare toa.

These are small stores that sometimes sell small amounts of groceries or food. While these stores may be convenient because they are close to your house, they are often more expensive than the grocery store.

toa Ethnic

Ethnic stores

Ētahi hapori i toa mātāwaka, te tikanga he taonga e hokona terehia i te papamuri ngā matawaka. hei tauira, reira ai kia te “Market Indian” he ranei “Market Hainamana” e hokona kai i aua whenua. You can find ethnic grocery stores in many cities in FindHello.

Some communities have ethnic stores, meaning a store that sells groceries from a particular ethnic background. For example, there might be an “Indian Market” or a “Chinese Market” that sells foods from those countries. You can find ethnic grocery stores in many cities in FindHello.

Restaurants

Restaurants

Restaurants in the USA tend to be the most expensive place to get food. He iti ake i wharekai auau wharekai nohopuku-kai, but you have to choose carefully so as to not eat too much unhealthy food.

Restaurants in the USA tend to be the most expensive place to get food. Fast-food restaurants are cheaper than regular restaurants, but you have to choose carefully so as to not eat too much unhealthy food.

online

Online

There are a number of websites selling ethnic food and other specialty foods that are hard to find locally in your town or city. One example is eFood Depot.

There are a number of websites selling ethnic food and other specialty foods that are hard to find locally in your town or city. One example is eFood Depot.

You can find specialty foods by searching online. Type the words “buy [food you are looking for] online.

You can find specialty foods by searching online. Type the words “buy [food you are looking for] online.”

 

 

Where to buy clothing and household items

Where to buy clothing and household items

I roto i te USA, you have lots of options of where to shop for clothes and things for your home. kia tamata tonu koe ki te hoko i nga mea ka e ratou i runga i te hoko!

In the USA, you have lots of options of where to shop for clothes and things for your home. You should always try to buy things when they are on sale!

toa tarani toa whakamahia me secondhand ranei

Thrift stores or used and secondhand stores

A, no te e whakaaro koutou o te wahi ki te hoko kakahu, whakaaro toa tarani, ki te hiahia koe ki te whakaora i te moni. toa tarani hoko kakahu, tūemi kāinga, me ētahi atu iwi taonga kua hoatu atu. Ki te tangohia e koe te wa ki te titiro, Ka taea e maha e kitea e koe kakahu tino pai, tūemi mo koutou kīhini, taonga, taonga tākaro, me te ake i toa tarani. Ēnei toa ahu ki te kia tino iti-utu, a maha to ratou ra te wahi kei mea katoa i roto i te taonga i runga i te hoko.

When you are thinking of where to buy clothes, consider thrift stores if you want to save money. Thrift stores sell clothes, home items, and furniture other people have given away. If you take time to look, you can often find very nice clothes, items for your kitchen, furniture, toys, and more at thrift stores. These stores tend to be very low-cost, and they often have days where everything in the store is on sale.

hoko karati me hoko te ruri

Garage sales and yard sales

He karati hoko iari ranei hoko ko he wahi nui ki te kitea whakamahia kakahu me te whare tūemi. Enei tūemi e tikanga rawa cheap. Garage sales and yard sales are one of the few places you can barter in the USA. Tenei te tikanga ki te he koe i te karati iari ranei hoko, Ka taea e koe te tamata ki te ui mo tetahi utu raro atu i te mea i tuhituhia i runga i te tūemi.

A garage sale or yard sale is a great place to find used clothing and household items. These items are normally quite cheap. Garage sales and yard sales are one of the few places you can barter in the USA. This means if you are at a garage or yard sale, you can try to ask for a lower price than what is written on the item.

toa Tari me malls

Department stores and malls

Ka taea hoki te hoko i toa tari te mall ranei. Ēnei toa ahu me ki kia atu te utu i rama ingoa rongonui. Tenei te tikanga te tūemi e rongonui no te mea he pai-mōhiotia te waitohu, pērā i hu Nike.

You can also shop at department stores or the mall. These stores tend to be more expensive and have famous name brands. This means the items are popular because the brand is well-known, such as Nike shoes.

Superstores

Superstores

Superstores are stores in the USA that sell nearly everything. Ēnei ngā toa rite Walmart, ūnga, a Kmart. He tikanga ngawari te atu toa tari ingoa waitohu ēnei toa.

Superstores are stores in the USA that sell nearly everything. These include stores like Walmart, Target, and Kmart. These stores are generally cheaper than name brand department stores.

hokohoko rohe

Shopping locally

There are probably lots of local stores in your new town. Ko reira pai ki te hoko taonga rohe no te noho koutou moni i roto i to koutou hapori. kia ara kitea e koe i te fare toa tei fatuhia e te tahi atu rerenga.

There are probably lots of local stores in your new town. It is nice to shop locally because your money stays in your community. You may even find a store owned by another refugee.

toa Pūmārō

Hardware stores

Ki te hiahia koe tūemi mo tou whare, ranei ki te hanga i tō kāinga, Ka taea e koe te hoko taonga i te toa pūmārō. The people who work at these stores will answer your questions about home repair.

If you need items for your house or to repair your home, you can shop at a hardware store. The people who work at these stores will answer your questions about home repair.

Online and mail order

Online and mail order

A lot of Americans buy their clothes online or from catalogs that come in the mail. I roto i te USA, you can return clothes you buy online or from a catalog, just like you can return items bought in stores.

A lot of Americans buy their clothes online or from catalogs that come in the mail. In the USA, you can return clothes you buy online or from a catalog, just like you can return items bought in stores.

hoki mai ngā tūemi

Returning items

Stores in the USA let people return goods if there is something wrong with them or even if they just change their mind. But they will not allow you to return something after you have used it. Taime atoa hoko koe, kia mau ki to koutou rihīti. This is proof that you bought the item and when you bought it. Ki te whakatau koe e hiahia ana koe ki te hoki mai i tētahi tūemi, you will need the receipt. It is harder to return fresh foods, but you should always return food if you found it was spoiled or past itssell by” rā.

Stores in the USA let people return goods if there is something wrong with them or even if they just change their mind. But they will not allow you to return something after you have used it. Whenever you shop, keep your receipt. This is proof that you bought the item and when you bought it. If you decide you want to return an item, you will need the receipt. It is harder to return fresh foods, but you should always return food if you found it was spoiled or past its “sell by” date.

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