• Estonian course for beginners
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  • 1 Estonian alphabet
  • 2 Estonian pronunciation
  • 3 Estonian keyboard and how to type letters
  • 4 How to say hello in Estonian [0/2]
  • 5 Introducing yourself in Estonian [0/2]
  • 6 Telling the time in Estonian [0/2]
  • 7 Numbers and counting in Estonian [0/3]
  • 8 Days of the week, months and seasons in Estonian [0/3]
  • 9 Describing people and characters in Estonian [0/2]
  • 10 Describing the family in Estonian [0/3]
  • 11 Colours in Estonian [0/3]
  • 12 Body parts in Estonian [0/3]
  • 13 Clothes in Estonian [0/3]
  • 14 Animal names in Estonian [0/3]
  • 15 Order food in Estonian [0/3]
  • 16 Birthday wishes and congratulations in Estonian [0/2]
  • 17 Asking for directions in Estonian [0/3]
  • 18 Grocery shopping in Estonian [0/3]
  • 19 Expressing feelings in Estonian [0/2]
  • 20 How to say I love you in Estonian [0/2]
  • 21 Talking about hobbies in Estonian [0/2]
  • 22 Talk about the weather in Estonian [0/2]
  • 23 Describing your home in Estonian [0/2]
  • 24 Travel and transportation in Estonian [0/2]
  • 25 Business words in Estonian [0/2]
  • Grocery shopping in Estonian

    In this lesson you will learn how to go grocery shopping in Estonia. You can study the general vocabulary for shopping groceries and the foods which are divided into 5 categories:

    • dairy products
    • fruits
    • vegetables
    • fish and meat
    • other

    Dairy products

    English Estonian
    Dairy products Piimatooted
    Milk Piim
    Yoghurt Jogurt
    Butter Või
    Cheese Juust
    Cream Koor
    Sour cream Hapukoor
    Butter Või

    Examples

    • Ma olen piimatoodete vastu allergiline. --- I am allergic to dairy products.
    • Mulle meeldib piima juua. --- I like drinking milk.dairy
    • Mu lemmikjogurt on maasikatega. --- My favourite youghurt is with strawberries.

     

    Fruits

    English Estonian
    Fruits Puuviljad
    Apple Õun
    Banana Banaan
    Orange Apelsin
    Mango Mango
    Peach Virsik
    Blueberry Mustikas
    Cherry Kirss
    Pear Pirn
    Lime Laim
    Lemon Sidrun
    Pineapple Ananass
    Strawberry Maasikas
    Rasberry Vaarikas
    Grapes Viinamarjad

    fruit

    Examples

    • Banaanid on kollased. --- Bananas are yellow.
    • Ma tegin smuuti maasikate, vaarikate ja mangoga. --- I made a smoothie with strawberries, rasberries and mango.
    • Apelsinid kasvavad Hispaanias. --- Oranges grow in Spain.

     

    Vegetables

    English Estonian
    Tomato Tomat
    Cucumber Kurk
    Aubergine Baklažaan
    Garlic Küüslauk
    Onion Sibul
    Spinach Spinat
    Lettuce Lehtsalat
    Olives Oliivid
    Broccoli Brokoli
    Paprika Paprika
    Peas Herned
    Cabbage Kapsas
    Courgette Kabatšokk
    Beans Oad
    Mushroom Seen

    vegetables

    Examples

    • Ma tegin salati tomati ja kurgiga. --- I made a salad with tomato and cucumber.
    • Mis on su lemmikköögivili? --- What is your favourite vegetable?
    • Ma ei söö baklažaani. --- I don't eat aubergine.

     

    Fish and meat

    English Estonian
    Meat Liha
    Chicken Kana, kanaliha
    Pork Siga, sealiha
    Beef Veis, veiseliha
    Lamb Lammas, lambaliha
    Turkey Kalkun
    Ham Sink
    Bacon Peekon
    Sausage Vorst
    Salami Salaami
    Seafood Mereannid
    Fish Kala
    Tuna Tuunikala
    Salmon Lõhe
    Lobster Homaar
    Shrimps Krevetid

    fishmeat

    Examples

    • Kas te soovite liha või kala? --- Would you like fish or meat?
    • Mulle meeldib krevette süüa. --- I like to eat shrimps.
    • Mu lemmik liha on sealiha. --- My favourite meat is pork.

    Other foods

    English Estonian
    Flour Jahu
    Bread Sai
    Black bread (Must) leib
    Macaroni Makaronid
    Potatoes Kartulid
    French fries Friikartulid
    Oil Õli
    Salt Sool
    Sugar Suhkur
    Pepper Pipar
    Egg Muna

    Examplesother

    • Kas sa tahad suhkrut oma kohvisse? --- Do you want sugar in your coffee?
    • Ära kasuta liiga palju õli. --- Don't use too much oil.
    • Munadest saab omletti teha. --- You can make an omlette from eggs.

    Grocery shopping

    English Estonian
    Entrance Sissepääs
    Exit Väljapääs
    Basket Korv
    Shopping cart Ostukäru
    Plastic bag Kilekott
    Receipt Tšekk
    Money Raha
    Cash Sularaha
    Credit card Krediitkaart
    How much is X? Kui palju maksab X?
    Where can I find X? Kust ma võiksin leida X?
    Where is the cash point? Kus on pangaautomaat?
    A piece of X Tükk X
    A slice of X Viil X
    A kilogram of X Kilo 

    shopping

    Examples

    • Palun mulle pool kilo liha. --- Please give me half a kilo of meat.
    • Kui palju raha sul on? --- How much money do you have?
    • Kas ma saan kaardiga maksta? --- Can I pay by card?

    yes  Now continue to the exercises to practice grocery shopping in Estonia!

    Exercises

    Exercise: Fruits and vegetables

    Exercise: Fish, meat and other foods

    Exercise: Grocery shopping