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Mi pregunta Command vs Request

Yo tengo pregunta, la frase “Un café sin azúcar”, acerca mande oración.

Por ejemplo; In English I would say (Coffee without sugar) if the server asked me what I want to drink. If, I was not asked I would say I would like (or I want) a coffee without sugar.

Maybe it’s just a translation problem that I am learning to work thru to become better educated about Spanish speaking, reading and writing.

¡Gracias por ayudarme!

¡Buena suerte, con sus estudios!

June 10, 2018

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

The same applies for Spanish, but it is not absolute, you can use both in any situation. It is only a "preferred" form.

June 10, 2018

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

My understanding is in English saying “may I have” or “i would like” is polite

But in spanish ignoring these and just saying “coffee without sugar” is not seen as rude or a command as it might be in English.

But take that with a grain of salt as I am no expert :P

June 10, 2018
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