Japanese 263 - Making requests with をください

In a previous lesson, we learned how to make requests using verbs in the て-form + ください. In this lesson, we're going to look at other ways to use ください.

To ask for something concrete, for example when ordering at a restaurant, we can use a Xをください for any noun X. This can be translated as please give me X.

In addition to をください, we can also use をおねがいします. The two phrases are very similar, but をおねがいします is more formal and is therefore used when requesting a favor. Just as をください, it's often used when ordering.