Translation of "please" - English-Spanish dictionary


exclamation uk /pliːz/ us /pliz/

A1 something that you say to be polite when you are asking for something

por favor
Could I have a coffee, please?
Please may I use your phone?
yes, please

A1 used to accept something politely

sí, por favor
‘Would you like a drink?’ ‘Oh yes, please.’
verb uk /pliːz/ us /pliz/ present participle pleasing, past tense and past participle pleased

B1 to make someone happy

I only got married to please my parents.

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


verb /pliːz/

to do what is wanted by (a person); to give pleasure or satisfaction to

gustar, agradar
You can’t please everyone all the time
It pleases me to read poetry.

to choose, want, like

placer, querer, dar la gana (coloquial)
He does as he pleases.
pleased adjective

happy; satisfied

contento, satisfecho
Aren’t you pleased about moving house?
She was pleased with the dress.
pleasing adjective

giving pleasure; attractive

a pleasing view.
pleasingly adverb

if you please


por favor, haga el favor
Come this way, if you please.
please yourself

do what you choose

haz lo que quieras
I don’t think you should go, but please yourself.

(Translation of “please” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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