"Sör szeretnék kérni, legyen szives" why not?
That is a bit too much, it is combining two separate possible forms:
"Sört szeretnék kérni" - correct
"Sört, legyen szíves" - correct
Why is kerek given if you click the translation button when the answer wants kerni?
If you use szeretnék you need kérni (I would like to ask for). But slightly less polite (but still polite) you can say kérek (I ask for).
so you cant combine szeretnek and kerek?
No - because they are both conjugated verbs - kérni is not a "real" verb.
Why is it "szeretnék" ?
Shouldn't "I like" be "én szeretek"?
szeretnék = I would like
szeretek = I like
Somdtimes its szeretnek sort kerek and sometimes its sort kerek szepan. Why
Should never be "szeretnek sort kerek" but rather "szeretnék sört kerni" - ie takes the infinitive. This is a more polite form (literally "I would like to ask for a beer").
Why is it saying this is wrong szeretnék sört kérni
It is also correct: "Kérek szépen sört"
Why can't use you kerek?
"I would like" is a level more polite and is using the conditional which you need to practice.
Yes, to reiterate what Patricia said above: what is the meaning of "szépen" here? Is it 'very much', as in "köszönöm szépen"?
It means “nicely”, the adverb form of szép “nice”.
Compare German “danke schön” which is also literally “(I) thank beautifully/nicely”.
Can you say lécives for please?
If you tap on "please" it says "kerek"
English and Hungarian rarely translates word for word.
"Sört szeretnék kérni." is literally "a beer I would like to ask for" ie "I would like a beer please".
"Sört kérek." would be "a beer I ask for" ie "a beer, please"
Legyen szíves, sört kérek. This should be correct. Legyen szíves - formal, to attract attention, and sört kérek providing the details of the request.
30 years ago while a student in Hungary, we were taught, “Sört, kérem szépen.” Is that nicety no longer in common use? Or did somebody teach us wrong just for the fun of it?
I would say that is more "A beer, please" while "Sört szeretnék kérni." is "I would like a beer". Just different ways of saying it.
What is the difference between szeretlek and szeretnek?
"szeretlek" is "I love you". -lek/-lak is used for first person subject, second person object.
"szeretnék" is "I would like". -nék is conditional present (first person singular indefinite)