Quick answer
"Can I have a beer?" is a phrase which is often translated as "¿Me das una cerveza?", and "please" is an interjection which is often translated as "por favor". Learn more about the difference between "Can I have a beer?" and "please" below.
Can I have a beer?
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. ¿Me das una cerveza?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Would you like something to drink? - Can I have a beer?¿Quieres algo de beber? - ¿Me das una cerveza?
b. ¿Me da una cerveza?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Can I have a beer? - Do you want a bottle or something on tap?¿Me da una cerveza? - ¿Quiere una botella o algo de barril?
c. ¿Me traes una cerveza?
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Can I have a beer? - Sure, they're in the fridge. Help yourself.¿Me traes una cerveza? - Claro, están en la nevera. Sírvete tú mismo.
d. ¿Me trae una cerveza?
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Can I have a beer? - Would you like to start a tab?¿Me trae una cerveza? - ¿Quiere abrir una cuenta?
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please(
pliz
)
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (polite expression)
a. por favor
Please, bring me a glass of water.Por favor, tráigame un vaso de agua.
2. (expression of annoyance)
a. por Dios
Could you just stop talking for a second, please!¡Por Dios! ¿Puedes dejar de hablar por un momento?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to prefer)
a. querer
The queen does what she pleases.La reina hace lo que quiera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to satisfy)
a. complacer
You're constantly trying to please people. Don't you get tired of it?Siempre estás intentando complacer a la gente. ¿No te cansas?
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