s'il vous plaît

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s’il vous plaît ("if it pleases you")

  1. (formal) please, if you please
    Pourriez-vous me donner du pain, s'il vous plaît ?

Usage notes[edit]

  • S’il vous plaît is used to address someone formally (being polite or speaking with elders), using vous, or to address more than one person; when using the phrase informally (with friends and family), one would use tu, hence s’il te plaît.