Lesson Five (Leciono Kvin): Simple Requests
One of the most simple and useful phrases in any language from the beginner to those experienced is the expression of requests in the present tense. It is very handy for travellers!
Mi volas = I want (or I would like). As we know from Leciono Tri this can be expanded to other pronouns, vi volas = You want., sxi volas = she wants., li volas = he wants., ili volas = they want.
What sort of things do you want?
toilet necesejo tiolet paper neceseja papero blanket kovrilo newspaper jxurnalo hotel hotelo television televido room cxambro radio radioaparato towel mantukon clothes vestoj food mangxo water akvo bread pano beer biero apple pomon wine vinon fish fisxo soda sodakvo
Of course, there is the magic word, bonvolu (please), that should always be added to requests and the expression of gratitude, dankon (thank you). In a commercial setting, it may be necessary to also ask kiom gxi kostas? (how much does it cost?), which one should return to the numbers in the previous chapter!