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    Default Could someone help me?

    I am NOT a professional translator, I am in the beginning process of learning Spanish and would really love to know the proper way to say:

    Could you be here by 9 in the morning?

    This is for an employee who works for me. I want them to show up by 9 in the morning.

    Thanks for you help - Mika

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    Hi Mika,

    There are several ways of saying that, here's one of them...

    - ¿Podrían venir mañana a las 9 de la mañana?

    Hope it'll help !

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    Default Re: Could someone help me?

    Another option: ¿Podría llegarse por aquí a las 9 de la mañana?

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    Sil,

    Don't you think "llegarse" sounds like a translation localized to a specific Spanish flavor like Mexican or a similar one?

    Besides, I believe Mika will be asking that to more than one employee, thus it should be the plural way...

    On the other hand your option is not incorrect

    Coming to the weekend, I'll start my day with a fernettt

    Cheersss!

    N.

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    I agree with Nicolasm, "llegarse" is too localized. The proper way to address this would be: "Podria llegar a las 9?" If its formal. If its informal: "Podrias llegar llegar a las 9?"

    Cheers
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    Uh sorry about the double "llegar" on my last sentence. Correct way: "Podrias llegar a las 9?"

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    Default Re: Could someone help me?

    Another version:
    ¿Podría llegarse por aquí a las 9 de la mañana?

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    Default Re: Could someone help me?

    Quote Originally Posted by SilvinaSB View Post
    Another option: ¿Podría llegarse por aquí a las 9 de la mañana?
    Hey Silvina... that's the same version you gave us last time... what do you think of my comments about your "too localized" version? Perhaps a more neutral translation may be better...

    cheerss

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