Translation of "please" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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pleaseexclamation

uk /pliːz/ us /pliːz/

A1 used to make a request more polite

好吗,请(用于客气地请求)
Could I have two coffees and a tea, please? 给我来两杯咖啡、一杯茶好吗?
Please remember to close the windows before you leave. 您离开前请记住关上窗户。

used to add force to a request or demand

请,求求你(用于加强请求或要求的语气)
Please, David, put the knife down. 求求你,戴维,把刀放下。
Oh, please. Do shut up! 好了,别说了!

UK used especially by children to a teacher or other adult in order to get their attention

让我说(尤指儿童为引起老师或其他成年人的注意时的用语)
Please, Miss, I know the answer! 我来说,老师,我知道答案!

A1 used when accepting something politely or enthusiastically

行,谢谢用于礼貌或热情地接受某物时
"More potatoes?" "Please." “再来点儿土豆?”“好的。”
"May I bring my husband?" "Please do." “我可以带我丈夫来吗?”“当然可以。”
"Would you like dessert?" "Oh, yes please." “哦,太好了,”孩子们叫道。

More examples

  • For further information, please contact your local library.
  • Can you pass the salt please?
  • Come on children, stop chatting and settle down please!
  • "Would you like a glass of wine?" "Yes please."
  • Someone's at the door - would you answer it please?

pleaseverb

uk /pliːz/ us /pliːz/

B1 [ I or T ] to make someone feel happy or satisfied, or to give someone pleasure

(使)开心;(使)满意;取悦
I only got married to please my parents. 我结婚只是为了让我父母高兴。
He was always a good boy, very friendly and eager to please. 他一直是个好孩子,对人非常友好热情。
[ + obj + to infinitive ] It always pleases me to see a well-designed book! 看到一本设计精美的书,我总是很开心。

C2 [ I ] to want, like, or choose, when used with words such as "whatever", "whoever", and "anywhere"

愿意,乐意(与 whatever, whoever 和 anywhere 等词连用)
She thinks she can just do whatever/as she pleases. 她觉得自己可以为所欲为。
I shall go out with whoever I please. 我想和谁出去就和谁出去。
if you please

formal used to express surprise and anger

(表示惊奇和愤怒)真怪,竟然
They want £200, if you please, just to replace a couple of broken windows! 光换几扇打破的窗户他们竟然要200英镑!

old-fashioned or formal used to make a request more polite

请(用于客气地请求)
Take your seats, ladies and gentlemen, if you please. 女士们先生们,请坐。

More examples

  • It would please Granny no end if you wrote to her occasionally.
  • I'll give you a key then you're free to come and go as you please.
  • He's a hard man to please.
  • I don't care about fashion - I dress how I please.
  • My niece is impossible when she's tired - you can't do anything to please her.

(Translation of “please” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)