I was wondering how you would interpret the following sentences:
- Nimm irgendein Glas!
- Nimm ein Glas!
Imagine you need a glass, but you do not care which glass in particular. You need it to drink or to do something else. In English, you would say something like Take any glass!. Which sentence (1 or 2) do you find closer?
Now imagine that one the glasses is actually broken. Would you still be able to say 1? In other words, is it true that you interpret 1 as saying: you can take a glass, and any one would do?