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Can I take this chair?

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Can I take this chair?

Postby fun2learn » 2015-02-20, 4:52

How to respond to, "Can I take this chair" in Japanese?
For this question, let's say your in a coffee shop in Tokyo, someone approaches you and asks if they can take a chair from a table you are sitting at (like if you are at a small table with 2 chairs by yourself and they want to take the spare chair). I usually reply with "hai", but I would also like to say something additional like, "You may take the chair". No Google translate and feel free to change the wording to something that is usually said in this situation. In other words, don't translate word for word.

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Re: Can I take this chair?

Postby hashi » 2015-02-20, 8:38

You'd say: はい、どうぞ ('hai, douzo')

The closest translation I can think in English for 'douzo' would be 'here you are', or 'go ahead'. It's often used when giving someone something, so fits this situation.

This page should show you ways to use this in other ways.

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Re: Can I take this chair?

Postby fun2learn » 2015-02-20, 11:49

Thanks Hashi. Good answer.


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