How do you order someone to do something in German?
In German, you can make a polite request or command by placing the full verb at the beginning of the sentence, followed by the polite form of “you” (Sie). gehen Sie! (Go!) laufen Sie!
How do you order in German?
In German, there are three main forms of the imperative that are used to give instructions or orders to someone. These correspond to the three different ways of saying you: du, ihr and Sie.
How do you ask politely in German?
Form polite German phrases correctly
Ich hätte gerne ein(e)… (I would like a…) Hättest du…? (Would you have…?) Könnten Sie bitte…? (Could you please…?)
How do you order bread in German?
If you want a loaf of bread, order a “ganzes Brot” or a “Brotlaib,” and if you would like to try black bread or German pumpernickel bread, order a “Schwarzbrot.”
How do you order a German cafe?
hätten gern (would like to have)
- I would like to have. Play. ich hätte gern.
- you would like to have (informal) Play. du hättest gern.
- you would like to have (formal) Play. …
- he would like to have. Play. …
- she would like to have. Play. …
- it would like to have. Play. …
- all of you would like to have (informal) Play. …
- we would like to have. Play.
What are polite commands?
1.4: Grammar – Polite Commands
- Link tth’ihwum to the verb with the conjunction ‘i’. Tth’ihwum ‘i’ hwts’e’nutsum. “Please sit down.” …
- The pronoun can follow tth’ihwum. Tth’ihwum ch ‘i’ hwts’e’nutsum. “You please sit down.” …
- The pronoun can also follow the verb. Tth’ihwum ‘i’ hwts’e’nutsum ch. “You please sit down.”
Whats the difference between Du and Sie?
Just like pretty much every other European language except for English, German has a familiar and polite form of addressing someone in the second person. Du is the familiar (informal) form, whereas Sie is the official, formal way.
Is IHR polite?
“Ihr” is a possessive pronoun here, it is indeed the standard “polite” form.
How do you command someone to eat in German?
essen (to eat): du isst – iss! BUT if there is a vowel change which involves an umlaut, this umlaut is not added to the du form in the imperative. For example: schlafen (to sleep): du schläfst – schlaf!
How do you write imperative in German?
The imperative is used for expressing an order and it also exists in English, its use being the same in both languages. In German, it is called Befehlsform and the imperative sentence: Aufforderungssatz. Trink ein Bier mit mir!