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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 (Khntrem)
Assamese অনুগ্ৰহ কৰি
(ônugrôh kôri)
Asturian Por favor
Aymara Mira
Mirasuma
Azerbaijani Zəhmət olmasa
Bambara Hakɛto
Balinese Tempat
Bashkir зинһар?
(zinһar?)
Basque Mesedez
Bavarian Bidd šee
San s' so guad (frm)
Belarusian Калі ласка (Kali łaska)
Bemba Mukwai
Bhojpuri मेहरबानी करके (meharbani karke)
Bikol Tabì
Bislama Plis
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
Chuukese Kose mochen
Chuvash Тархассхӑн (Tarhasshăn)
Comanche Haamee
Cornish Mar pleg
Corsican Per piacè
Croatian Molim
Cuyonon Patigayon
Czech Prosím
Dari (Lotfân) لطفا
Dholuo Kiyie
Dutch Alstublieft (frm)
Alsjeblieft (inf)
Efik Mbọk
Elfdalian Tokk, wari so frek
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 (Saterland) Asjebleaft
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 ʻoluʻolu ...
... ke ʻoluʻolu (used at the end of a phrase)
Hebrew (bevekshah) בבקשה
Hiligaynon Palihog
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)
Kashubian Proszã
Khmer សូម (sohm)
Khoekhoe (Nama) Toxoba
Kiribati Taiaoka
Korean 부탁합니다 (butakamnida)
Kumyk Ярай буса
(Yaray busa)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Jè kerema xwe!
Kyrgyz Кичи пейилдик үчүн! (Kichi peyildik üchün!)
Кичи пейилдикке ... (Kichi peyildikke ... )
Кичи пейилдикке ... суранам, өтүнөм
(Kichi peyildikke ... suranam, ötünöm)
Ladino (Por favor) פור פ׳אב׳ור
(Te rogo) טי רוגו
Latin Amābō tē
Lakota Sioux
Ičhé
Lao ກະລຸນາ (kaluna)
Latvian Lūdzu
Lithuanian Prašau
Luganda Mwattu
Luxembourgish Wann ech glift
Macedonian Ве молам (Ve molam)
Magahi कृपया /krɪpəjaː/
Maithili Kripaya
Malagasy Azafady
Malay Tolong
Malayalam ദയാവായി (dayavāi)
Maldivian (Adhes kohfa) އަދެސ ކޮހފަ
Maltese Jekk jogħġbok
Mam Jun xtalb’il
Manx (Gaelic) My saillt (sg)
My sailliu (pl)
Marathi कृपया (krupayā)
Mauritian Creole Si ouplé
Mazandarani (Xaeś darme) خائش دارمه
Monégasque Per pieijè
Nahuatl Nimitztlatlauhtia
Nauruan Mangada
Navajo T'aa shoodi
Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe) Ngiyacela
Ndebele (Southern) Ngicela (I am asking)
Aku ... (Would you please ...)
Niuean Fakamolemole
Northern Sámi Leage buorre
Northern Sotho Ka kgopelo
Norwegian Vær så snill
Ojibwe Daga
Oriya ଦୟକ୍ରି (Daẏakari)
Ossetian Табуафси (Tabuafsi)
Palauan Adang
Pashto (lotfan) لطفا
(mehrabai wakrey) مهرباني وکړئ
Persian (Farsi) (lotfan) لطفا
Picard Sins vos komander (frm)
Sins t' komander (inf)
Pohnpeian Mah
Mahs
Polish Proszę
Portuguese Por favor
Faz favor
Punjabi ਕਿਰਪਾ ਕਰਕੇ / کِرپا کرو، مہربانی کرو (kirpā karkē)
Quechua Allichu
Rapa Nui Ana hanga koe
Réunion Creole Siouplé
Romanian Te rog (inf)
Vă rog (frm)
Romansh Per plaschair
Russian Пожалуйста (Požalujsta)
Samoan Fa'amolemole
Sango Mbi gbu gere ti mo
Sanskrit कृपया (kṛpayā)
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
Sindhi Mehrbani
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
Tajik Лутфан (Lutfan)
Илтимос (Iltimos)
Tatar Zínhar öçen
Tetum Favór ida
Ibrig
Thai ขอ ... (Kor ...)
Tibetan སྐུ་མཁྱེན (ku-chi)
Tigrinya በጃኻ! (Bejaka!) m/sg
በጃኺ! (Bejaki!) f/sg
Tokelauan Fakamolemole
Tok Pisin Plis
Tongan Kātaki
Tsonga Ndza kombela
Tswana Tswêê-tswêê
Tumbuka Chonde
Nabeya
Turkish Lütfen
Turkmen Baş
Baş üstüne
Tuvaluan Fakamolemole!
Twi Mepa wo kyɛw
Mepaa kyɛw
Ukrainian Будь ласка (Bud' laska)
Uyghur مەرھەمەت!
(Märhämät!)
Venda Ndi khou tou humbela
Venetian Per piasser
Veps Ole hüvä (sg)
Olgat hüväd (pl)
Võro Pallun
Walloon S' i vs plait
Welsh Os gwelwch yn dda (frm)
Os gweli di'n dda (inf)
Wolof La neexee
Xhosa Ndiyacela
Nceda
Yapese Winig
Yucatec Maya Meent' uts
Zazaki Se beno
Zulu Ake
Ngicela
Siza
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Mi petas
Ido Voluntez
Me pregas
Bonvolez
Lojban pe'u do
Quenya Ecë nin? (Please, may I?)
Volapük Begö!

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