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How would i say in german:
What would you like me to bring?

My only idea is:
was möchtet ihr, dass ich mitbringen?

but i'm really not sure...


Additional Details:

i know that i get the same effect by using "was soll ich mitbringen". but that's not what i'm looking for. i'm for something that would mean the same thing as "what you would you like me to bring", which has a different meaning than "what should i bring" even though it will get the same effect. thanks!

Additional Details:

sorry about the errors in the last update:
"what would you like..." and not "what you would you..."
i'm for = i'm looking for.

For learning: German
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    I would say,
    Was soll ich mitbringen or Soll ich mit mir was mitbringen

    Please don't think I spelled these words correctly. I never learned spelling in German. Sorry. But this is what I would say.
    I think its ..

    was möchtet ihr, dass ich mitbringe

    It sounds right to me, but I'm not a native speaker so wait for a real German speaker to confirm :)

    I am a native speaker, so I hope I can help you:

    I think the best is: "Was soll ich mitbringen?"
    Also: "Soll ich etwas mitbringen?"

    "Was möchtet / wollt Ihr, das ich mitbringe?" is also possible, but it does not sound so natural to me.

    "sollen" ist im Deutschen sozusagen ein "Zauberverb" :) Es hat mehrere Bedeutungen. Es funktioniert auch sehr SPRACHÖKONOMISCH. Darin steht schon, dass jemand - je nach dem Kontext - will, dass das Subjekt von "sollen" etwas tut.

    Soll ich Ihnen helfen? ( nicht üblich zu sagen: Möchten Sie, dass ich Ihnen helfen)
    Soll ich meinem Freund helfen? ( der Angesprochene oder der Freund oder vielleicht auch eine dritte Person möchte, dass ich dem Freund helfe)

    "Was soll ich mitbringen?" is right :)
    more polite is: "Möchten Sie dass ich (et)was mitbringe?" (asking if you should bring something rather than what)

    depends on how familiar you are with the person

    update: if you so really want to use "möchten" u can say "was möchtet ihr, dass ich mitbringe?" but its not really used.. "sollen" is more likely for a German native. :)

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