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  5. "Eu vreau trei bilete."

"Eu vreau trei bilete."

Translation:I want three tickets.

August 31, 2017



I want three tickets is fine, I'd like three tickets is correct and natural English (but marked wrong), I wish three tickets is WRONG - it's a literal translation that does NOT work. Can anyone work on the English in this course - it's not good!


I totally agree - in English it is impolite to ask for something by saying "i want" and whilst I suspect the Romanians do simply say i want (vreau) and this is not impolite, the English should as you say be "I would like", or contracted to "i'd like". Again as you say "I wish for 3 tickets" is not right - it is plain wrong unless we are in a panto and the fairy godmother just granted you three wishes - then you could say "i wish for 3 tickets" though i'd go for the whole railway if I was in that situation!


Vreau is a polite form?


No. The polite form is: aș dori...


A dori means to wish where as a vrea means to want. I know that in common speaking to wish is considered polite, but there is a big difference between wishing and wanting, wishing is passive, while wanting is active.


I have type the correct answer and also cut and pasted the answer from the bottom of the screen and the correct answer is always considered to be incorrect.

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