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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.
Compras nos EUA, foto copyright UK ajuda, CC..
Where to buy in the US, photo copyright UK Aid, CC.
Shopping in the US, photo copyright UK Aid, CC..

Compra de alimentos

Buying food

The word groceries means food you buy. Você deve tentar gastar cerca de 20% or less of your total family income on groceries each month. Isto significa que se tem $1,000 em cada mês de renda, Você deve gastar $200 or less on groceries. Se você conseguir $500 cada mês, Você pode ter recursos para gastar apenas $100 ou menos na comida, 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. Por exemplo, refugiados da Birmânia podem gostar de comer mangas e Cocos frescos, Mas esses itens são caros.
  • Meat and fruit are often expensive in the USA. Então, Você pode precisar de tentar comer alguns alimentos novos, bem como seus alimentos tradicionais.
  • Compra de alimentos, principalmente arroz, feijão e muitos vegetais, da mercearia e cozinhá-lo você mesmo, é geralmente mais baratos do que comprando comida de um restaurante.
  • If an item in a store is priced, Você tem que pagar esse preço. No entanto, Isso é menos verdade nos mercados ou lojas que vendem bens de usado.
  • 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

Aqui estão alguns lugares diferentes que você pode comprar comida:

Here are some different places you can buy food:

Mercearias

Grocery stores

Supermercados nos Estados Unidos são grandes lojas que carregam muitos tipos diferentes de comida. Existem vários grandes supermercados “cadeias de lojas.” Uma cadeia é um grupo de lojas que são os mesmos em diferentes cidades em todo os E.U.. Supermercados são divididos em seções como frutas e legumes, carne, alimentos enlatados, etc. Muitos grandes supermercados encorajá-lo a inscrever-se gratuitamente “Clube” cartões de, ou “cartões de assinatura. Isso é bom fazer porque você muitas vezes recebe um desconto na sua comida com um cartão, mesmo que o cartão é grátis. Outras lojas, como Costco, cobrar por suas cartas e vender grandes quantidades de alimentos mais baratos. Estes valem a juntar-se se você tem uma família grande e está comprando alimentos e utensílios domésticos em grandes quantidades.

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.

Agricultores’ mercados

Farmers’ markets

A maioria das cidades nos EUA têm os agricultores’ mercados, especialmente no verão. Em um agricultores’ mercado, Você pode encontrar frutas frescas e vegetais cultivados e vendidos pelos próprios agricultores. No verão, Você pode gastar menos dinheiro, em seguida, você faria em um supermercado para os mesmos itens, Mas nem sempre – alguns grandes supermercados são capazes de vender por menos do que os agricultores que cultivam a pequena quantidade de produtos orgânicos, por exemplo.

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.

Lojas de conveniência

Convenience stores

Estas são pequenas lojas que vendem às vezes pequenas quantidades de comida ou alimento. Enquanto estas lojas podem ser convenientes, porque eles estão perto de sua casa, Elas são muitas vezes mais caro do que a mercearia.

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.

Lojas étnicas

Ethnic stores

Algumas comunidades têm lojas étnicas, ou seja, uma loja que vende as compras de uma determinada origem étnica. Por exemplo, pode haver um “Mercado indiano” ou um “Mercado chinês” que vende alimentos provenientes desses países. 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.

Restaurantes

Restaurants

Restaurants in the USA tend to be the most expensive place to get food. Restaurantes de fast-food são mais baratos que os restaurantes regulares, 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.

On-line

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

Nos Estados Unidos, you have lots of options of where to shop for clothes and things for your home. Você deve sempre tentar comprar as coisas quando eles estão à venda!

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!

Brechós ou lojas de segunda mão e usadas

Thrift stores or used and secondhand stores

Quando você está pensando de onde comprar roupas, Considere brechós se você quer economizar dinheiro. Brechós vendem roupas, itens para casa, e outras pessoas tem dado afastado a mobília. Se você tomar o tempo para olhar, Você pode frequentemente encontrar roupas muito bonitas, itens para sua cozinha, móveis, brinquedos, e mais em thrift armazena. Estas lojas tendem a ser muito baixo custo, e muitas vezes têm dias onde tudo na loja está à venda.

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.

Venda de garagem e quintal

Garage sales and yard sales

Uma venda de garagem ou venda de jarda é um ótimo lugar para encontrar usado roupas e utensílios domésticos. Esses itens são normalmente muito baratos. Garage sales and yard sales are one of the few places you can barter in the USA. Isto significa que se você está em uma garagem ou uma venda de jarda, Você pode tentar pedir um preço mais baixo do que o que está escrito no item.

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.

Lojas de departamento e shoppings

Department stores and malls

Você também pode comprar em lojas de departamento ou centro comercial. Estas lojas tendem a ser mais caro e tem o nome de marcas famosas. Isto significa que os itens são populares porque a marca é conhecida, como sapatos 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. Estes incluem lojas como Walmart, Alvo, e Kmart. Estas lojas são geralmente mais baratas do que lojas de departamento de nome marca.

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.

Comprar localmente

Shopping locally

There are probably lots of local stores in your new town. É bom comprar localmente, porque seu dinheiro fica na sua comunidade. Você pode até achar uma loja de propriedade de outro refugiado.

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.

Lojas de ferragens

Hardware stores

Se você precisar de itens para sua casa ou para reparar a sua casa, Você pode comprar em uma loja de ferragens. 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. Nos Estados Unidos, 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.

Retornar itens

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. Sempre que você comprar., manter seu recibo. This is proof that you bought the item and when you bought it. Se você decidir que você deseja retornar um 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 itssell by” Data.

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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