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15:37 Dec 5, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
Food & Drink / food
English term or phrase: I will buy bread?
Making a recipe.
Regina Vozzola
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5パン買うの?/パン買わないと。mimichan
4パンを買えばいいですか? パンを買いましょうか
Timothy Takemoto


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15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
パン買うの?/パン買わないと。


Explanation:
Read as ”Pan Kau no?"/"Pan Kawanaito"

The nuance of the first one is "I have to buy bread?" and the second one is"I have to buy bread". I think the first one would be the shortest and the easiest for your purposes.

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28 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
パンを買えばいいですか? パンを買いましょうか


Explanation:
パンを買えばいいですか?
Pan wo kaeba ii desu ka?
Means "Should I buy bread", or literally would it be good to buy bread, with the emphasis on whether it would be a good idea to buy the bread (rather than make it, perhaps).

パンを買いましょうか
Pan wo kaimashou ka?
Means "Shall I go and buy bread?" as an offer to go and buy the bread.

I am not sure why you would ask this in the context of a recipe.


Perhaps the final "?" is a garbled character, and what you really mean is "I will buy bread" in which case you want -

1) Informally and certain
Pan wo kau.
パンを買う。

2) Formally and certain and usually spoken, such as an undertaking.
Pan wo kaimasu.
パンを買います。




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Note added at 2002-01-03 11:05:53 (GMT)
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1) would be formal enough if written in a recipe.

Timothy Takemoto
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