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British English: /pliːz/
American English: /pliz/

Translation of please in German:

transitive verb

  • 1 (give pleasure to)
    + Dat.
    Freude machen
    + Dat.
    there's no pleasing her
    man kann ihr nichts od. es ihr nicht recht machen
    she's easy to please or easily pleased/hard to please
    sie ist leicht/nicht leicht zufrieden zu stellen
    [just] to please you
    [nur] dir zu Gefallen
    one can't please everybody please the eye
    das Auge erfreuen
    please oneself please yourself
  • 2
    ([may it] be the will of)
    please God
    das gebe Gott
    may it please your Honour
    (to a judge)
    mit Ihrer Erlaubnis, Hohes Gericht

intransitive verb

  • 2
    (give pleasure)
    anxious or eager to please the poem is sure to please
    das Gedicht kommt garantiert gut an [colloquial] od. wird bestimmt gefallen
  • 3
    (in requests)
    may I have the bill, please?
    kann ich bitte zahlen?
    please do!
    aber bitte od. gern!
    please don't
    bitte nicht
  • 4if you please
    bitte schön
    [ironic] (believe it or not)
    stell dir vor

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