Let us say you are shopping for clothes and one of the people in the section approaches you and asks "kommen Sie zurecht?" or something like that.

How would you express "oh we're just taking a look", "looking around".?

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I would say

„Danke, wir schauen nur“


„Vielen Dank, ich melde mich wenn ich 'ne Frage hab'“

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    – Jan
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 20:00
  • @Jan... indeed!
    – Emanuel
    Commented Apr 19, 2015 at 23:25

The literal translation, which works perfectly in this case, would be:

Danke, ich schaue mich nur um.

The verb in question is umschauen.

(I think this works with umsehen and umgucken as well, but as a Southerner, I don't use those verbs.)

For additional ways on how to say just, see this question.

  • Great!. I am in Bayern so your southerner Einzelheiten are welcome
    – Keine
    Commented Apr 20, 2015 at 7:14

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