|Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Bus/Financial - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / social
|Portuguese term or phrase: please can i have|
|asking for help or something politely|
|Por favor, eu poderia .....|
Requesting for something like: Can I have five minutes of your time?
Por favor, eu poderia ter cinco minutos do seu tempo? or
da sua atenção?
It varies a lot. If you are going to ask for a glass of water, for example,
You would ask the person to give it to you, instead of saying that you would like to have it. It is not wrong to say that you would like to have it, but in Portuguese it sounds a little odd and maybe too formal.
Você poderia me dar um copo de água, por favor?
Would you please give me a glass of water?
Hope to have helped you..
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