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question in 1.2 doing coffee

jinggj--

jinggj--

in the pratice, "Ich möchte eine Bratwurst und Kartoffelsalat",can I say "Ich möchte eine Bratwurst und einen Kartoffelsalat?" Are there any difference?
Byron-K21

Byron-K21

Hi jinggi, Either would be grammatically correct. As to the most common usage, I'll leave that to a native speaker. It might depend too on how the items are presented on the menu. If you are ordering each ala carte you might be more apt to use the latter expression, whereas if they grouped together as a luncheon plate, for example, you would be more apt to use the former expression.
Paul-Weber

Paul-Weber

Hi Jinggj, As long as you order one thing you could leave out the article and for example reply: "Bratwurst mit Senf bitte". For your example with "Ich möchte..." I would choose to use the article for both nouns not only because it sounds better but also because the ordering process usually requires you to name the quantity. In general it depends on the sentence structure if it is fine to leave articles out. For example if you are expressing a wish to a friend: "ich möchte jetzt Schockolade essen." -"I would like chocolate now." Gruß Paul
coolcader

coolcader

I have no idea,but you can read Bryon's or Pauls reponce.

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