alstublieft

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From als +‎ het +‎ u +‎ belieft, literally "if it pleases you".

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

alstublieft

  1. (formal) please
  2. (formal) here you are (when handing something to someone else)

Usage notes[edit]

Alstublieft is used when giving a payment to a salesperson, to which the salesperson responds with "dank u wel". It is also used by the salesperson when returning change to the customer, in which case the customer responds with "dank u wel" upon having received the change.

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