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2007.04.10

Like yesterday's expression, this is one you'll probably hear more often than use!

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MAY I SEE YOUR ... ?   〜を拝見できますか?

Explanation

  • May I see your ... ? is a polite way of asking someone to show you something.
  • May I see your ... ? とは、人に何かを見せてくれるように頼むときの丁寧な言い方です。

examples

  1. (immigration officer to passenger)
    May I see your passport, please?
  2. (store clerk to a man buying beer)
    a: May I see your ID?
    b: You're kidding, right? I mean, I'm almost 40! I haven't been carded since I was in college.
  3. (driver to a policeman who has stopped him for speeding)
    a: Is there a problem, officer?
    b: You were driving at 50 miles per hour. The speed limit here is 35. May I see your license, please?

英会話レッスンAll the best to you!