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How to say: please could I haveЕ
принесите, пожалуйстаЕ
Prepared with the help of Ruslingua
  • The base verb is нести (to carry).
  • The form used here is the imperative (used to give an instruction) неси Ц singular, несите Ц plural/polite.
  • The prefix при- gives the idea of motion towards the speaker, arrival at a place; so принести translates as Сto bringТ (though we would usually say Сplease could I haveТ rather than Сbring meТ).

What you might need a waiter to Сbring youТ:

принесите, пожалуйстаЕ
Е меню на английском (an English menu)
Е меню вин (the wine menu)
Е счЄт (the bill)
Е нож (a knife)
Е соль (salt)
Е сахар (sugar)

And letТs ask СcorrectlyТ:

Have you ever asked for water, knowing full well the word вода, but had to ask three times to be understood?! ThatТs because the thing youТre asking for is the object of the sentence, (accusative case; so the ending Цa on feminine words changes to Цу).

принесите, пожалуйстаЕ
Е воду (water)
Е сдачу (the change)
Е пепельницу (an ashtray)
Е вилку (вилочку*) (a fork)
Е ложку (ложечку*) (a spoon)
Е салфетку (салфеточку*) (a napkin)

* it is customary to use the diminutive as it sounds more polite

In what order do you want it:

принесите, пожалуйстаЕ
Е первое, потом второе (the starter, then the main)
Е нам всЄ одновременно (all at the same time)
Е сразу (straightaway)

to whom?

принесите, пожалуйстаЕ
Е мне (me) (dative)
Е нам (us)
Е сюда (over here)

Anything else?

принесите, пожалуйстаЕ
Е ещЄ одно меню (another menu)
Е ещЄ одну бутылку вина (another bottle of wine)

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