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Old 22.12.2011, 11:37
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"I would like to"....

What is the correct form to say in a shop - for future pick up - "I would like to order ..." in German please?

I get my tenses in a muddle
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Old 22.12.2011, 11:50
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Re: "I would like to"....

Why not keeping it simple:

ich möchte..... (followed by accusative)

Do you really need to know that this is the Konjunktiv2 of mögen, a Präteritopräsens modal verb with weak preterite Nachbildung and mixed conjunctive analogy form?

Frankly, I usually say just:

The thing I want in accusative + bitte.
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Old 22.12.2011, 12:19
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What is the correct form to say in a shop - for future pick up - "I would like to order ..." in German please?

I get my tenses in a muddle
'I vud like to order' !
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Old 22.12.2011, 12:46
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Re: "I would like to"....

"ich möchte gern, bitte, eine Lederhosen bestellen."

Edit: Since someone challenged me for posting an inaccurate translation, let me iterate... this says, "I would like to order a Lederhosen, please."

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Old 22.12.2011, 14:06
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Re: "I would like to"....

"Ich hätte gern" anyone?
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Old 22.12.2011, 14:08
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"Ich hätte gern" anyone?
He's ordering for future pickup.
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Old 22.12.2011, 14:44
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Re: "I would like to"....

Ich möchte gerne <einen Truthahn> bestellen auf den <24.Dezember>

or

Ich würde gerne <einen Truthahn> bestellen und <ihn> am <24.Dezember> abholen.

or if it is something they probably have anyway:

Könnte ich für den <24.Dezember> <einen Truthahn> reservieren?
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Old 22.12.2011, 15:24
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Re: "I would like to"....

Manny's ordered three turkeys.

Party!!
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Old 22.12.2011, 22:05
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Ich möchte gerne <einen Truthahn> bestellen auf den <24.Dezember>

or

Ich würde gerne <einen Truthahn> bestellen und <ihn> am <24.Dezember> abholen.

or if it is something they probably have anyway:

Könnte ich für den <24.Dezember> <einen Truthahn> reservieren?
Ich möchte gerne <einen Truthahn> für den 24. Dezember bestellen.



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Old 22.12.2011, 22:13
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Ich möchte gerne <einen Truthahn> für den 24. Dezember bestellen.



I guess the "auf den 24." is the swiss-high-german version
In swiss german i'd say "uf dä 24. pshtelle"
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Old 22.12.2011, 22:15
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Re: "I would like to"....

Don't know German, but in Italian I always say "mi serve xxx per il yyy"!

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Old 22.12.2011, 22:23
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Re: "I would like to"....

Most of the above and the shop assistant would probably say "Oh yoo are English? I speeek a leetle bit of English" and your problem is solved.
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Old 22.12.2011, 22:40
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Most of the above and the shop assistant would probably say "Oh yoo are English? I speeek a leetle bit of English" and your problem is solved.
order online, problem solved.
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Old 22.12.2011, 22:54
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order online, problem solved.
Yeah, why talk when we can do äääänieeezing online...
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Old 22.12.2011, 23:02
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"Ich hätte gern" anyone?
Wouldn't this statement indicate you are not very choosy, or have low morals?
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Old 22.12.2011, 23:03
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....swing on a star, carry moonbeams home in a jar!
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Ich bin den Truthahn fuer den 24ten.

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