California Spanish

What does it mean to be "polite"?

In addressing different politeness strategies of speakers of California Spanish, Arellano (2000) found a hierarchy of politeness demonstrating how requests are typically perceived by Spanish-speaking immigrants in California. See if you can predict what she found by dragging each of the strategies to put them in order from the most commonly used to the least commonly used in California Spanish. When you think your answer is correct, click on "Check" to check your answer.