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    "can i have [noun]"?

    how would you go about saying "can i have a/the [noun]?"

    I have a feeling this may be stretching it...but is something like this possible?

    У меня может быть ключи?
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    You mean like "Give me the keys" right?

    Many variants are possible

    дай мне ключи, пожалуйста! - Give me the keys, please!
    передай мне ключи, будь добрым! - Be so kind and pass me the keys!
    ключи сюда, ё* тво* ма*ь - Gimme the fu**ing keys!
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    У меня может быть ключи?
    I think this means "Maybe I have the keys?"

    дай мне ключи, пожалуйста! - Give me the keys, please!
    You can also say
    Пере/дайте мне ключи, пожалуйста.
    Я взял палку и нож, мелки и бумагу и направился к холмам.

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    Можно мне [noun], пожалуйста.

    Можно мне ключи, пожалуйста.
    Можно мне счёт, пожалуйста.
    Можно мне рюмку водки и ведро сметаны, пожалуйста.

    suitable for all cases

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
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    Можно мне рюмку водки и ведро сметаны, пожалуйста.
    Я не лошадь, мне ведра хватает.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    You mean like "Give me the keys" right?
    mainly, yes. But also, how would you ask for permission to have something. like for example:

    A teenager to his mother: May I please have a car?
    Иисус жил того, чтобы любить вас, а умер, чтобы спасти вас.

    wo yao nan peng you.

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    Maybe something like:

    Можно дай мне, пожалуйста, мащину

    tdk

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    del
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
    -- Нет, Я кот Васька :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdk2fe
    Maybe something like:

    Можно дай мне, пожалуйста, машину

    tdk
    In terms of grammar, that should be either
    Можно мне, пожалуйста, машину?
    or
    Дай мне, пожалуйста, машину.

    But in terms of good Russian, that should be
    Можно мне взять машину?
    or
    Можно мне воспользоваться машиной?

    Oops, wait a minute...
    May I please have a car? - zomby_pengy, you mean the teenager asks his mother to buy him a car, not to use the existing car?
    Then I'd say
    Купи/купите мне, пожалуйста, машину
    or
    Может купишь/купите мне машину
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    Oh yeah, I missed that. I thought he meant it within the context of borrowing the car.

    Thanks, Vadim, for the corrections!

    tdk

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    ok thanks. I was just curious as to those sentances. I'm kinda trying to learn to actually express words in russian hat are usually implied in their english counterparts.
    Иисус жил того, чтобы любить вас, а умер, чтобы спасти вас.

    wo yao nan peng you.

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    [quote=zomby_pengy]
    Quote Originally Posted by "kalinka_vinnie":aqx78wty
    You mean like "Give me the keys" right?
    mainly, yes. But also, how would you ask for permission to have something. like for example:

    A teenager to his mother: May I please have a car?[/quote:aqx78wty]

    Well in English it can mean two things:

    1. Am I allowed to have a car?
    2. Will you buy me a car?
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    >May I please have a car?

    I don't know about you, but not too long ago when my kids were living here, more or less, we were a four-car family. So "a car" is quite ok in the right circumstances!

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    we were a four-car family
    You are making me envy

    Vincent Tailors, why "del"?
    I managed to catch your post in time, before the "del" occured, and everything seemed ok there
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vadim84
    we were a four-car family
    You are making me envy

    Vincent Tailors, why "del"?
    I managed to catch your post in time, before the "del" occured, and everything seemed ok there
    No wonder America is the world's biggest poluter.
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