English Sentence:

Can I have your attention, please? I'd like to say a few words. (when starting a speech)

German Translation:

Darf ich um Ihre Aufmerksamkeit bitten? Ich möchte gerne ein paar Worte sagen.

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dürfen

to be allowed, to be permitted

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ich

1. I 2. me, myself

Here: I

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um

1. about 2. in order to 3. at 4. up 5. for 6. around 7. after

Here: for

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Ihr

your (formal)

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die Aufmerksamkeit   (Pl: -)

concentration, alertness, thoughtfulness

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bitten

to ask

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ich

1. I 2. me, myself

Here: I

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möchte

would like to

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gerne

1. You're welcome! 2. with pleasure, enjoy something

Here: with pleasure, enjoy something

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ein paar

a few, a couple of

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das Wort   (Pl: Wörter)

word

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sagen

1. to say 2. to tell

Here: to say, to tell

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