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Shops and shopkeepers - Vocabulary

In the webdoc, Andréa wanders around the centre of Aix-en-Provence. She pops into various shops and talks with the shopkeepers.

Commerces de proximité
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Commerces de proximité

How to say it

Commerce involves a sale and a purchase, and therefore a seller and a buyer. In retail, the customer is an individual buyer.
In wholesale, the buyer is another shopkeeper.
Online sales on the Internet are increasingly popular. We can do our food shopping, buy clothes, holidays, books and so much more!

Did you know?

There are over 32,000 bakeries (boulangeries) in France, or one for every 1,800 people or thereabouts.


It is the most widespread local shop (commerce de proximité) in the country.

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