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Asking for a drink -- onegai shimasu vs. kudasai

J742129 November 12, 2013, 8:21 pm
Am I correct in that I would use onegai shimasu for a more formal, polite setting vs. say with a friend?

For example, I would ask a waitress, waiter, or a new acquaintance this way:

mizu, onegai shimasu

vs.

Asking a friend or loved one:

mizu, kudasai
Asking for a drink -- onegai shimasu vs. kudasai
risa-rocket-japanese-tutor November 23, 2013, 7:58 am
Hello,

When asking someone for a drink in Japanese you can actually use both:

お茶お願いします。
お茶をください。
But you would normally use ください。asお願いします  is very polite.

Asking for a drink -- onegai shimasu vs. kudasai
J742129 February 5, 2014, 10:19 pm
Sorry for the late response, but thank you Risaさん
Asking for a drink -- onegai shimasu vs. kudasai
risa-rocket-japanese-tutor March 4, 2014, 1:25 am
どういたしまして!
Asking for a drink -- onegai shimasu vs. kudasai
ClaudiaR13 November 20, 2018, 6:59 pm
I was wondering about this myself.  Thanks for the answer.
Asking for a drink -- onegai shimasu vs. kudasai
Tony-S10 November 21, 2018, 8:22 am
I would probably add that on my visits to Japan, on the first instance of interaction with a business I would use the onegaishimasu form and then revert to kudasai onward. For example the first drink at the bar would be with onegaishimasu. Then after kudasai.
Asking for a drink -- onegai shimasu vs. kudasai

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