What is the meaning of

HugoM5

HugoM5

Was darf is sein?     When do you use this expresion?
sfpugh

sfpugh

Here are some examples from the course:
Was darf es sein?
What will it be?
Was darf es denn sein?
What would you like?
Was darf ich zu trinken bringen?
What can I bring (you) to drink?
Was darf ich Ihnen als Aperitif anbieten?
What can I offer you for an aperitif? (polite)

They are all based on​ dürfen = to be allowed, can or may

They are usually used by people offering you  something such as waiters, or in shops.
 
HugoM5

HugoM5

Excelent explanation Sfpugh.  I really appreciate.  

Danke
RobertR34

RobertR34

You have to pay a lot for a restaurant where the server is going to use that language!!
sfpugh

sfpugh

I don't think these expressions are quite as grand as they sound in English.
My German friend tells me that was darf es sein is quite commonplace.

I wonder what Julia thinks.
Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Julia-Rocket-German-Tutor

Hi everyone!

I agree with sfpugh, these expressions are very common and might be used in any type of restaurant. Most servers use very formal language with customers.

Grüße
Julia
HugoM5

HugoM5

Danke  Julia

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