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"您想买什么?"

Translation:What would you like to buy?

November 24, 2017

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

您(nín) = you (courteous, as opposed to informal 你)

您好(nínhǎo) = hello (polite) 您的(nínde) = your, yours (polite form)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Imnuts7

Unlike the T-V distinction in European languages, you can use 您 when addressing your grandparents to convey filial piety/respect for the elderly (孝).


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

Yes, similar to tú and usted in Spanish


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

What about "Would you like to buy something?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JensBjrnha1

That would be a yes/no question, and there is no 吗 or the like.


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

"Would you like" is the same as "Do/Would you want" I think


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Lin

您想買什麼?


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

Interesting, this is is the same of lei in italian, usted in Spanish and vous in French. (You sir in English ?)


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

Actually "you" is the formal way of adressing someone in English. Thee, thou, thy, thine used to be the informal way. But since English dropped the informal way, the formal way became the informal way. Doesn't make a lot of sense, but what actually does in English?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yula699827

Why not "what do you want to buy?" or that's will be "yao"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scoobert420

What would you like to purchase is not acceptable...wtf

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