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    Как много времени это займёт?

    Как по-английски вежливо поинтересоваться сроком выполнения чего-либо? Правильна ли фраза:
    Would you please tell me how much time does it take?

    Спасибо.

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    What about "...how long will it take?"
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Or "how long does it take"

    Btw on google:
    "how much time does it take" - 23 800
    "how long will it take" - 806 000
    "how long does it take" - 1 360 000
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    Re: Как много времени это займёт?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sleep
    Would you please tell me how much time does it take?
    Спасибо.
    If you want say it like this you're going to have to say 'Would you please tell me how much time it takes?'

    There are many variants though.

    How long will it be/take
    how long does it take
    how much time is it going to be/take
    how much time does it take

    and everything else already mentioned.

    I guess for some situations you'd use one over the other. Like

    I go in to get my watch fixed and i ask the guy if he can fix it. He's like yep i can fix it. So i ask "How long does it take (to fix a watch)?"

    Now if i go in and ask him if he can fix it, and he a says yep, and then i say ok fix it, and he says ok ill fix it. then i ask "how long will it take (will it take you to fix my watch)".

    But they all make sense in any situation.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Or "how long does it take"

    Btw on google:
    "how much time does it take" - 23 800
    "how long will it take" - 806 000
    "how long does it take" - 1 360 000
    But the meaning is different, obviously. "How long does it take" uses a present simple, and refers to things in general. How long does it usually take. "How long will it take" asks for a prediction.

    I agree that "how long" is much better than "how much time", but the latter is occasionally used to disambiguate.

    Sleep should be aware that this construction is incorrect:
    "Would you please tell me how much time does it take? "

    and that it should be:

    "Would you please tell me how much time it takes?"

    The reason is that the subject-verb inversion occurs here: "Would you" - and that is the question. The question is not "How much time does it take?", so there is no subject-verb inversion between the verb "take" and "it".
    Btw this is a common question on the TOEFL test
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    Thank you for your help.
    Btw this is a common question on the TOEFL test
    До TOEFL мне пока как до Луны пешком

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    So the possible questions are:
    Would you please tell me how much time it takes? (it takes usually)
    Excuse me, how long does it take?
    Would you please tell me how much time it will take? (in this case)
    Excuse me, how long will it take?
    am i correct?
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    А можно ли спросить:
    How long would it take?
    или надо
    How long would it takes?

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    How long would it takes? грамматически не правильно.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ
    So the possible questions are:
    Would you please tell me how much time it takes? (it takes usually)
    Excuse me, how long does it take?
    Would you please tell me how much time it will take? (in this case)
    Excuse me, how long will it take?
    am i correct?
    All correct!
    Quote Originally Posted by Aleph
    How long would it takes? грамматически не правильно.
    You do not need the "s"

    How long would it take?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleep
    Thank you for your help.
    Btw this is a common question on the TOEFL test
    До TOEFL мне пока как до Луны пешком
    не надо такая скромность ... скоро будет возможно, я уверен
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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    Quote Originally Posted by Sleep
    Thank you for your help.
    Btw this is a common question on the TOEFL test
    До TOEFL мне пока как до Луны пешком
    не надо такая скромность ... скоро будет возможно, я уверен
    а как сказать по-английски: "Не будьте столь скромным! Я уверен, что Вы достигните "луны".

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    A lot of times you say Excuse me when you want to attract somebody's attention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    A lot of times you say Excuse me when you want to attract somebody's attention.
    Извините, но я не понял. Это Ваш перевод моей фразы на английском?

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    Quote Originally Posted by choro
    а как сказать по-английски: "Не будьте столь скромным! Я уверен, что Вы достигните "луны".
    "You needn't be so modest! I'm sure you'll do it."

    The reason I didn't put the "moon" thing in there is because I can't think of any analogous idiom in English. Plus, it depends on what the person said originally.

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    Сегодня очень жарко

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    тебе везёт
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tate
    Сегодня очень жарко
    сегодня ты очень глупы
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    "You needn't be so modest! I'm sure you'll do it."
    Спасибо!

    The reason I didn't put the "moon" thing in there is because I can't think of any analogous idiom in English. Plus, it depends on what the person said originally
    Да, я понимаю, что найти подобный аналог в другом языке сложно.
    Весьма тронут Вашим ответом!

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    Не надо такая формальность

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