In my native language, it’s very popular to ask for availability of the clothes in the store, like:
- “Do you have this item of ... size?”.
Machine translation would propose
- “Haben Sie ... Größe?”
However I have been argued that it’s not cool to use such sentence translated one into one to German and that it spots my tourist’s nature.
In English it would mean that I ask the salesman whether he owns such an item by himself (for personal use). It would be more appropriate to ask
„Is there ...?“.
In German that should sound like
„Gibt es ...?“.
Is that the same for a shopping situation? What is the perfect way to ask questions about item's availability?