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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
This paper was aimed at investigating the Persian-speaking translation trainees perception of politeness of English request strategies. They judged the strategies for requesting (e.g. can, could, will, do, etc.) using the paired comparison method. The findings showed great divergence between the judgment of English native speakers with respect to the degree of politeness of 14 generic request strategies and that of the Persian-speaking translation trainees. The t-test showed no significant difference between the female and male trainees in their judgment of politeness.