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"Você pode falar mais devagar, por favor?"

Translation:Can you speak slower, please?

October 11, 2013

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

If "devagar" means slow/slowly, surely "mais devagar" means "more slowly"/"slower", and not only "slowly".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mekana47

Should "Are you able to speak more slowly, please?" acceptable (albeit a bit more awkward in English)?


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

If phrased in this way ("are you able to"), a question is put about the ability to speak more slowly, while "Can you / Could you" would be interpreted as a request to do it.

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