Making Requests in Spanish: Vocabulary & Expressions

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

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You are at a restaurant and you need to ask the waiter to bring you a cuchillo (knife). You say:

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1. All of the following words are great to begin a request in a restaurant, business, or any environment. However, this request is NOT appropriate for asking a waiter/waitress for something:

2. When ordering a meal at a restaurant, this is the appropriate option:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will test your ability to make requests when speaking or writing Spanish. You must choose the correct way to make a request based on the intended audience and purpose.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet, you'll review your knowledge of:

  • Effective ways to begin a request for something in Spanish
  • The best way to order something when speaking Spanish
  • How to ask for a knife in Spanish

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve Spanish language practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of correct written but not spoken Spanish requests
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways you should and should not ask for things when speaking Spanish

Additional Learning

For more information about the Spanish language, review the lesson titled Making Requests in Spanish: Vocabulary & Expressions. You will learn about:

  • The importance of gauging your audience before choosing how to make a request
  • Polite vs. casual ways to request something
  • The name for a written request
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