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Please in many languages

How to say please or the equivalent in many different languages.

Key to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal, sg = said to one person, pl = said to more than one person.

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Language Please
Afrikaans Asseblief
Albanian (Gheg) Ju lutëm (frm)
Të lutëm
T'lutna (inf)
Albanian (Tosk) Ju lutem (frm)
Të lutem (inf)
Aklan Kon mahimo
Alsatian Wënn 's beliebt
Amharic እባክህ (əbakəh) - m
እባክሽ (əbakəš) - f
እባክዎን (əbakown) - frm - I beg of you
Arabic
(Egyptian)
(low samaht) لو سمحت
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
(mīn fāḍlīkā) من فضلك
Arabic
(Lebanese)
2izza btreed (>m)
min fadlak (>m)
2izza btreedi (>f)
min fadlik (>f)
Arabic
(Moroccan)
('afak) عفاك
Aramaic b-Ḇa'u
Armenian
(Eastern)
Խնդրեմ (khentrem)
Assamese অনুগ্ৰহ কৰি
(ônugrôh kôri)
Asturian Por favor
Aymara Mira
Mirasuma
Azerbaijani Zəhmət olmasa
Bashkir зинһар?
(zinһar?)
Basque Mesedez
Bavarian Bidd šee
San s' so guad (frm)
Belarusian Калі ласка (Kali łaska)
Bhojpuri मेहरबानी करके (meharbani karke)
Bosnian Molim
Breton Mar plij
Bulgarian Моля (Molja)
Cape Verdean Creole Pur favor
Catalan Sisplau
Cherokee ᎰᏩᏧ (Howatsu)
Chichewa Chonde
Chinese
(Cantonese)
唔該 (m̀hgòi)
Chinese
(Hakka)
请你 (qin ngi)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
麻煩你 [麻烦你] (máfán nǐ)
請 [请] (qǐng)
Chipewyan ʔésǫ́t’éhilé hú
Cornish Mar pleg
Corsican Per piacè
Croatian Molim
Cuyonon Patigayon
Czech Prosím
Dutch Alstublieft (frm)
Alsjeblieft (inf)
Efik Mbɔk
Estonian Palun
Ewe Meɖekuku
Extremaduran Has el favol (inf)
Haga el favol (frm)
Fijian Yalo vinaka
Kerekere
Finnish Pyydän
Olkaa hyvä
Flemish (West) O't nie messaen't (If you don't mind)
Oj't nie erg vindt (If you don't find it terrible)
O'j zo ghoet wil(t) syn (If you want to be so good)
O't meugheluk is (If it is possible)
French S'il vous plaît (frm)
S'il te plaît (inf)
Frisian (North) Weesegödj
Frisian (West) As jo wolle
Asjebleaft
Galician Por favor
Gascon Si vos plat
German Bitte
Greek (Modern) Παρακαλώ (Parakaló)
Greenlandic Ikinngutinnersumik
Haitian Creole Souple
Hausa Don Allah
Hawaiian E ’olu’olu
Ke ’olu’olu
Hebrew (bevekshah) בבקשה
Hmong (White) Thov
Hungarian Kérem
Icelandic Gjörðu svo vel (sg)
Gerið þið svo vel (pl)
Igbo Biko
Indonesian Tolong
Mohon
Irish (Gaelic) Le do thoil (sg)
Le bhur dtoil (pl)
Más é do thoil é (sg)
Más é bhur dtoil é (pl)
Italian Per favore
Japanese ください (kudasai)
Kalmyk Буйн болтха (Buyn boltxa)
Kannada ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು (dayaviṭṭu)
Khmer សូម (sohm)
Khoekhoe (Nama) Matiko e ra ǂgan?
Kiribati Taiaoka
Korean 부탁합니다 (butakamnida)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Xoş halim be nasînit
Bê zehmet
Zehmet ne bê
Bi xêra te bê
Kyrgyz Кичи пейилдик үчүн! (Kichi peyildik üchün!)
Кичи пейилдикке ... (Kichi peyildikke ... )
Кичи пейилдикке ... суранам, өтүнөм
(Kichi peyildikke ... suranam, ötünöm)
Latin Amābō tē
Lakota Sioux
Ičhé
Lao ກະລຸນາ (kaluna)
Latvian Lūdzu
Lithuanian Prašau
Lojban pe'u do
Luxembourgish Wann ech glift
Macedonian Ве молам (Ve molam)
Maithili Kripaya
Malagasy Azafady
Malay Tolong
Malayalam ദയാവായി (dayavāi)
Maldivian Adhes kohfa
Maltese Jekk jogħġbok
Mam Jun xtalb’il
Manx (Gaelic) My saillt (sg)
My sailliu (pl)
Marathi क्रुपया (krupayā)
Mauritian Creole Si ouplé
Mazandarani (Xaeś darme) خائش دارمه
Monégasque Per pieijè
Nahuatl Nimitztlatlauhtia
Navajo T'aa shoodi
Ndebele (Northern) Ngiyacela
Northern Sámi Leage buorre
Northern Sotho Ka kgopelo
Norwegian Vær så snill
Ojibwe Daga
Oriya ଦୟକ୍ରି (dayakari)
Pashto (lotfan) لطفا
(mehrabai wakrey) مهرباني وکړئ
Persian (Farsi) (lotfan) لطفا
Picard Sins vos komander (frm)
Sins t' komander (inf)
Polish Proszę
Portuguese Por favor
Faz favor
Punjabi ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ / کِرپا کرو، مہربانی کرو (kirpā karkē)
Quechua Allichu
Romanian Te rog (inf)
Vă rog (frm)
Romansh Per plaschair
Russian Пожалуйста (Požalujsta)
Samoan Fa'amolemole
Sanskrit कृपया (kripayā)
Sardinian
(Logudorese)
Pro piaghere
Scottish Gaelic Ma's e do thoil e (inf)
Ma's e bhur toil e (frm/pl)
Serbian Молим вас (Molim vas) - frm
Молим (Molim) - inf
Sicilian Pi fauri
Sinhala කරැණාකරල (karunakarala)
Slovak Prosím
Slovenian Prosim
Somali Fadlan
Sorbian (Lower) Pšosym
Sorbian (Upper) Prošu
Spanish Por favor
Southern Sámi Vuajnah duelie
Sundanese Mangga
Swahili Tafadhali
Swazi Ngiyacela
Swedish Snälla
Tack
Tatar Zínhar öçen
Tetum Favór ida
Ibrig
Thai ขอ ... (Kor ...)
Tibetan སྐུ་མཁྱེན (ku-chi)
Tigrinya በጃኻ! (Bejaka!) m/sg
በጃኺ! (Bejaki!) f/sg
Tok Pisin Plis
Tongan Kātaki
Tsonga Ndza kombela
Tswana Tswêê-tswêê
Tumbuka Chonde
Nabeya
Turkish Lütfen
Tuvaluan Fakamolemole!
Ukrainian Будь ласка (Bud' laska)
Uyghur مەرھەمەت!
(Märhämät!)
Venda Ndi khou tou humbela
Venetian Per piasser
Võro Pallun
Walloon S' i vs plait
Welsh Os gwelwch yn dda (frm)
Os gweli di'n dda (inf)
Wolof La neexee
Xhosa Ndicela
Yapese Winig
Yucatec Maya Meent' uts
Zazaki Xéré xo
Zulu Ake
Ngicela
Siza
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Mi petas
Ido Voluntez
Me pregas
Bonvolez
Volapük Begö