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Is there a less formal way to say Can you pass me a pen? than Kannst du mir einen Bleistift geben?
Feb 22, 2017 11:07 PM
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Well, I wouldn't say it's really formal in the first place. You can certainly say "Kannst du mir einen Bleistift geben?" to a close friend, for example. Maybe there is a more informal way of saying it, but I don't think it really matters... Sorry if that was kind of a vague answer. :P
February 22, 2017
Snail is right: it's not at all formal (or even really polite) to begin with. A formal polite request would be "Würden Sie mir bitte einen Bleistift geben?" or (to a friend) "Würdest Du mir bitte einen Bleistift geben?"
February 23, 2017
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