I was reading a review for an old Japanese textbook, and the reviewer says the following:
“This made it necessary to teach totally unnatural expressions in the earlier units of the course, such as the infamous yasai ga arimasu ka?, yasai o kudasai, of Unit 1 (1.23).” [Context: he was talking about a textbook in which keigo constructions weren’t introduced until late in the course].
I assume that means “Do you have vegetables? Please give me some”. Is that really all that unnatural?