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"계산하고 싶어요."

Translation:I would like to pay.

September 11, 2017

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MWPAlan

I put "I want to pay" and it was marked wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shlomo_

That answer is now accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/curiouscait

Make sure you flag the question when that happens. I'm not sure they look to the comments for feedback.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CakeDragon17

I put that and it was accepted as of 12/26/2017


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeusKrungT

Is this a sentence you can use to say it to the waiter so that he brings the bill?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MadisonBou2

"I want to pay the bill" should also be acceptable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/YunisR

Bill not mentioned


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bEast892021

The 계산 in 계산하다 is the word for bill. I have flagged "I want to pay the bill" for acceptance.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RQZ.Sash

Isn't "I want to calculate" also correct? My dictionary lists "계산하다" as calculate, reckon, figure, compute, etc...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oee16

Correct.

(비용을) 계산하고 싶어요 - Lit. [I would like to calculate (the cost)] =

I would like to settle the bill


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/czknoth1

So one translation is want and would like. In English, it seems nicer to say would like than want to let's say a waiter. Is it similar formality to use 싶어요 for either would like or want, or is their a different word for "would like"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oee16

In Korean, the formality of the sentence is much dictated by the verb ending. So by using ether the impartial or familiar speech level, i.e "하고 싶다" or "하고 싶어", you are saying "I want".

Using the polite levels 하고 싶어요 (friendly) or 하고 싶습니다 (business-like) is more akin to saying "I'd or I would like".

In a restaurant, it is perfectly fine to use expressions s.a.

~ 먹고 싶어요 = I'd like ~, or ~ 먹을래요 = I'll have ~

to order food.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LYTJAj

"Would like to pay" is wrong...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/oee16

계산하고 싶습니다 (formal, polite) = I would like to pay

계산하고 싶어요 (casual, polite) = I want to pay

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