"Яблоко, пожалуйста."

Translation:An apple, please.

November 20, 2015



In the context of this sentence, native English-speakers will often leave out the leading article. I they were to include the article it would likely accompany the entire sentence, i.e. "I would like an Apple, please."

November 20, 2015


I agree with you on this. Problem is, this is a ghost sentence (meaning that it was deleted, but still shows up for some reason), so there's nothing I can do about what translations get accepted here.

November 20, 2015

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    (I'm a native English speaker) I put "apple please" perhaps it was too literal .. but it still means the same

    February 1, 2016


    I understand this sentence was deleted, but for the sake of learning, I thought I might be able to expand on this topic. "An apple, please" would be something you say to someone who maybe offered you a choice of fruits. "Apple, please" would be about the same thing, but would be more commanding, as in I demand an apple. To me, there doesn't seem to be a difference.

    That being said, I have a question. "Apple, please" happens to be an imperative statement; a phrase that commands or requests something. "An apple, please", and I'm not sure what to call it, seems to be a neutral (nominal, I think?? subjunctive, maybe??) phrase. What grammatical moods does Russian use and how does it distinguish them?

    February 24, 2016


    It still could be a choice if "apple" is operating as an adjective, e.g. an apple turnover or pie.

    November 19, 2016


    In my opinion it is correct to say "an apple, please" in English since saying "apple, please" could mean apple as an adjective, - what juice do you want? - apple, please. Or -an apple one, please.

    January 22, 2016


    It doesnt say "an" it simply states "apple please"

    February 10, 2016


    When sounding out "пожалуйста", I have a hard time hearing a difference between the "o" and the "a" at the beginning, they sound the same to me. Is there a rule of thumb for differentiating between spelling for "а" and "o", or is it just a matter of memorizing which goes where for each word?

    August 19, 2017
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