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Polite way to say have a seat...

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Is it: Tener un asiento. ?? or should I say Por favor first?

Rachel

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updated AGO 19, 2009
posted by RachelC
u must say ' tome asiento" that's all - CarlouiS, AGO 17, 2009

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Thanks. I was mainly asking if Tener un asiento was the proper way to say it.

I am never sure if I should do literal translations. After all, "de nada", isn't "you're welcome".

So I wasn't sure if they have a customary way to say "have a seat" or "sit down".

Rachel

updated AGO 19, 2009
edited by RachelC
posted by RachelC
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I don't think siénte(n)se, por favor, though a command, is thought to be overly harsh. I suppose it depends on the speaker's tone of voice, but I don't think it's a command like when your mother said "SIT DOWN, young man/lady" which could easily equate to "if you even move a muscle, you're dead".

tome asiento, por favor

updated AGO 17, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
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