Verbs again

sebongela

sebongela

Hi
In the lesson booking into a hotel.
Why "ha una camera" when you are asking for a room. Not "Hai una camera"
Peter--252

Peter--252

I think that “ha” is the formal/polite version, which you would use with a stranger, e.g. the hotel receptionist.

You could say “Lei ha una camera”, but the pronoun is usually omitted, I believe.

This is discussed in the grammar/culture lesson 2.7.

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

caterina-rocket-italian-tutor

Hi sebongela, 

Thanks for your question!

Just like Peter correctly stated, in this case we'd say "Ha una camera?" rather than "Hai una camera?" as we would use the formal version with strangers.

Don't hesitate to let me know if you have more questions! :)

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