Can one order by using, "Je prends un(e) _____, s'il vous plaît." ? Is it polite enough?

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Can one order by using, "Je prends un(e) _____, s'il vous plaît." ? Is it polite enough?

Can one order by using, "Je prends un(e) _____, s'il vous plaît." ? Is it polite enough? 

Asked 2 months ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Caroline and Chris !

Saying "Je prends une bière, s'il vous plaît." would be equivalent to saying "I'm having a beer, thanks."
I do think it sounds a bit awkward in both languages, as it's both assertive and asking for approval (please) :)
But as Chris said, I'm sure it can be used by some people, though personally I would say "Je vais prendre une bière" or "Je prendrai une bière" in that context, which sound less imposing in my opinion.

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée ! 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

That ought to work just fine. I've heard it said many times in restaurants.

Can one order by using, "Je prends un(e) _____, s'il vous plaît." ? Is it polite enough?

Can one order by using, "Je prends un(e) _____, s'il vous plaît." ? Is it polite enough? 

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