The following video explains how to make a request or to ask for something in a polite way. If you use these expressions your request will certainly be fulfilled.


 What do you need?  Di che cosa ha bisogno?
 Do you know how to burn a cd?   Sa masterizzare un cd
 Sure I know how to burn a cd  Certo che so masterizzare un cd
 I’ll pay you  La pagherò
 Is there anything I can do to help?  C’è qualcosa che posso fare per aiutarla
 Here is a blank cd  Ecco un cd vuoto
 Can you give me a hand?  Mi puoi dare una mano?
 What’s the matter?  Che succede?
 My scooter has a flat tire  Il mio motorino ha una gomma a terra
 Is it flat or did you puncture it?  E’ sgonfia o l’hai forata?
 Would you like me to have you changed it?  Vorresti che te la cambiassi?
 I’ve never changed a flat tire before  Non ho mai cambiato una gomma prima
 If it ever happens again you can do it yourself  Se succede di nuovo lo puoi fare tu stessa
 Do you have a spare tire?  Hai una gomma di ricambio?
 Sorry I can’t help you then  Mi dispiace non posso aiutarti allora
 I’d like to request a song  Vorrei dedicare (richiedere) una canzone
 What song would you like to request  Quale canzone vorresti richiedere?
 Who do you want to request it for?  A chi la vuoi dedicare?
 It’s to Shauna from Paul  E’ per Shauna da Paul
 I’ll play your request next  La prossima dedica è la tua

Grammar Focus

In English when a decision is taken on the spot by the subject it is expressed by the future (will + base form, e.g. I’ll pay you, I’ll play your request next).

The duration form is used when referring to an action which has started in the past but still continues in the present or has consequences in the present (e.g. I’ve studied English for three years now, and I’m still studying it). The duration form is also used with the adverbs never/ever (I’ve never chaged a flat tire before; Have you ever changed a flat tire?)



Making requests