hablar más bajo

grace8222

Senior Member
spanish
Hi guys, how can I say in English. ¿Puedes hablar mas bajo?

Could you speak more softly?

The context is e.g I´m a teacher and I´m teaching some students in the classroom, but outside there are some people speaking very loudly. So how can I say could you down your volume? I don´t know how to say that. Please help!
 
  • jedi5384

    Senior Member
    American English
    I don't think we'd say "speak more softly/quietly". There are couple of ways to say it, but if you want to be fairly polite I'd say "Can you keep it down?"
     

    jedi5384

    Senior Member
    American English
    Hmm, you're right, I just don't think it's something I personally would say. I think if wanted to be really polite I'd say something like "Sorry but could you please be a little quieter?"
     

    stjohnthegambler

    Member
    United States, English
    "Could you please lower your voices?"

    Or, super polite: "Would it be possible for you to lower your voices?"

    Maybe also to explain why: "Could you please lower your voices? There's a class going on in here." And then add, with a smile, "Thank you!"
     
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