another fork please (restaurant)

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by thatlinguist, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. thatlinguist Member

    Mexico City
    American English - Southern California
    I'm in a Mexican restaurant and I have ordered a dessert that I want to share, the waitress brings me the dessert and only one fork. I want to ask for "another fork please", so that we can have two forks - one per person.

    I have learned that if I ask "otro tenedor por favor", I may be misunderstood and the waitress will think that perhaps the fork I currently have is dirty and I want to exchange it for another.

    I also know that if for example I want "more" with an uncountable noun, like coffee, I would say "más café por favor".

    So how do I ask for "more" with countable nouns? forks, napkins, etc.

    My attempts:
    1) Necesito un tenedor más.
    2) Necesito otro tenedor (para mi amiga/novia/esposa).
    3) Necesito un tenedor de más.
    4) ¿Me trae uno más? (pointing to the fork)

    Thanks in advance.
  2. letterabrea Senior Member

    zaragoza - spain
    ¿Podría traerme otro tenedor más, por favor?
  3. pejeman

    pejeman Senior Member

    If the fork happened to be dirty or twisted, you could say:

    - Cámbieme el/este tenedor, por favor
  4. emm1366 Senior Member

    Si solicitas otro tenedor no veo razón para que el mesero (camarero) te cambie el que tienes salvo que expliques que deseas otro más grande, más limpio o algo similar.
  5. thatlinguist Member

    Mexico City
    American English - Southern California
    Gracias por las explicaciones; me han sido muy claros.
    Thanks for your explanations; they've been very clear.
  6. bailarín

    bailarín Senior Member

    Ciudadano del mundo
    English (USA)
    ¿Y cómo va a comer mi amiga? ¿Con las manos? :D

    How about simply (pointing to your friend): (Podrías darme) otro tenedor para mi amiga, por favor.
  7. vocabulum

    vocabulum Senior Member

    Translator in the midst of time
    Spanish - México, D.F.
    Otra opción a las ya dadas por los compañeros.
    Saludos y suerte.
    V. :)

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