How do you say "Please" in all languages?

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How do you say "please" in all languages? Here is a complete list of 240 ways to ask for something!

Because it's always useful to know where to start when asking for something abroad...

Adyghe: "Thamshaga"

Afrikaans: " Asseblief "

Aklanon: " Kon mahimo "

Albanian: "Ju lutem" or "Të lutem".

German: "Bitte"

Amharic: "Ibakkih."


English: " Please "

Arabic (Egyptian): "Itfaddel"

Arabic: "Min fadlak" or "Min fadlik".

Arabic (Morocco) : " 'Afak "

Aragonese: "Si fa fabor

Armenian: "Hajis."

Asante: "Mepa wo kyéw."

Asture : " Si fai'l favor "

Ateso: " Engaingait "

Aymará: "Mirà"

Bashkir: "Zinhar."

Basque: "Mesedez"

Lower Saxon: "As Jo 't believt" or "As di 't believt" or "Bitte".

Bavarian: "Bittsche"

Bengali: "Doya kore."

Belarusian: "Kaliláska"

Burmese: " Chézù pyúpì "

Bislama: "Folds"

Blackfoot: "Kipp"

Bosnian: "Molim"

Breton: "Mar plij"

Bru: "Seiq"

Bukusu: "Nosima."

Bulgarian: "Molya"

Bura: "Maraba"

Burushaski: "Meherbaani ne"

Catalan : " Sisplau "

Chamorro: "Put fabot"

Chichewa: "Chonde"

Chinese (Cantonese): " Cheng "

Chinese (Shangai): "Te kue zhou."

Chol: "Awokolik"

Chontal: " -watá "

Chuvash: "Tarkhasshan"


Comorian: "Tafatvali"

Korean: "-shipshiyo" or "-seyo" or "Putakhamnida"

Cornish: "Mar pleg"

Corsica : " Fate u piacè "

Cree: "Mâhti"

Haitian Creole: "Flexible"

Croatian: "Molim"

Danish: "Vær så venlig"

Drehu: "Sipone"

Dusun: "Gia kio"

Dyula: "Sabari"

Scotsman: "Pleise"

Spanish: "Por favor"

Esperanto: " Bonvolu "

Estonian: "Palun"

Fante: "Mepawokyew."

Feroian: "Ger so væl" or "Gerið so væl"

Fijian: "Mada"

Finnish: "Olkaa hyvä"

Friulian: " Dibànt "

Friesian: "Asjebleaft" or "Asjeblyft."

Gaelic from Scotland: "Mas e bhur toil e" or "Mas e do thoil e".

Gaelic of Ireland: "Le d'thoil"

Galician: "Por favor" or "Se fai o favor."

Welsh: "Os gwelwch yn dda" or "Os gweli di'n dda".

Ganu: "Tulunglah gok"

Georgian: "Too sheh-eedz-leh-ba" or "Too sheydslebah".

Greek: "Parakalo"

Gujarati: "Kripaa karine" or "Kripyaa"...

Hawaiian: "'Olu 'olu"

Hebrew: " Bevakasha "

Hindi: "Merker-bani seh"

Hmong Njua: "Ua rua kom zoo sab"

Hmong Daw: "Thov"

Hungarian: "Kérem"

Indonesian: " Tolong " or " Silahkan "

Interlingua : " Per favor "

Icelanders: "Gjörðu svo vel"


Italian: "Per favore" or "Per piacere" or "Prego".

Japanese: "Kudasai" or "Dozo" or "Onegai shimasu"

Javanese: "Kulo-aturi ki" or "Monggo"...

Jèrriais: " S'i' vos pliaît "

Kabuverdianu: "Pure favorites"

Kannada: " Dayavittu "

Kapampangan: "Puede ba" or "Maliari meng"

Kazakh: "Marhamet" or "Marhabat".

Khmer: "Suom"

Khowar: "Mehrbanni khori"

Kinyardais : " Akira "

Kirundi: "Akira"

Kurdish: "Fermo"

Lao: "Guluna"

Latin: "Te amabo" or "Sis."

Latvian: "Ludzu"

Lingala: "Paladó" or "Limbissa ngayi".

Lisu: " Dda mat dda "

Lithuanian: "Prašom" or "Prašau".

Livonian: "Palaks" or "Palab" or "Polaks".

Lombard: " Per piasè "

Luganda: "Mwattu" or "Baambi"

Lunyoro: "Tora"

Luo: "Kiyie"

Luxembourger: "Wann ech gelift" (Wann ech gelift)

Macedonian: "Molam"

Malaysian: "Silakan" or "Minta" or "Tolong".

Malayalam: "Dayewu cide" or "Dayavayi"

Malagasy: "Azafady"

Maltese: " Jekk joghgbok "

Mandarin (Chinese): " Qing "

Mandinka: "Dukare"

Manx: "My saillt" or "My sailliu."

Maori: "Whakawaireka" or "Ine"

Marathi : " Krupaya " or " Krupaya karuna "

Husband: "Pozhaluysta"

Marshallais : " Jouij "

Mayangna: " Plisma palni "


Mazahua: "Tsjakuda ts'i favor"

Mende: "Conelli"

Mine: "Oc"

Mikmaq: "Ké"

Minangkabau: "Tolong"

Miskito: "Pliskam"

Mixtec : " Sani faboor "

Monegasque: "Per pieijè" (Per pieijè)

Mongolian: "Tanaas neg yum khuse."

Mordvin: "Inesket"

Motu : " Mani " or " Mani emu kara " or " Pilisi "

Náhuatl: " Tla "

Nama: "Toxoba"

Nandi: "Kaigai"

Navajo: "T'aa shoodi."

Ndebele: " Uxolo "

Ndjuka: " Gaantangi "

Dutch: " Alstublieft "

Nepalese: "Kripaya."

Newari: "Pleej"

Nganasan: "Birki"

Nhirrpi: "-inga."

Nigerian Pidgin: "A beg"

Niuean: "Fakamolemole."

Norwegian: " Vennligst "

Ojibwe: "Daga"

Oriya: "Dayakari"

Oromo: " Si kadada "

Ossetian: "Tabuafsi" or "Dæ uæ" or "Khorzækhæi".

Otetela: " Lamalange "

Urdou: "Merher-bani seh" or "Merhbaanii karke"

Uzbekistan: "Marhamat"

Papiamento: " Pa fabor "

Pashto: "Lutfan" or "Meher bani"...

Persia: "Khalesh mikonam" or "Luftan"...

Pijin: "Folds"

Pipil: "Xik-chiwa ne hwabór"

Plattdeutsch: " Bitscheen "

Pohnpeian: " Menlau "

Polish: "Prosze" or "Poprosze".

Polynesian: " Si'arei "

Portuguese: "Por favor" or "Se faz favor".

Provencal (Occitan): 'Te prègui' or 'Vos prègui' or 'Siuplet'.

Punjabi: "Merhebani kerke"

Quechua: "Allichu"

Rapanui: " Ana hanga koe "

Romansh: "Per plaschair" or "Fa il bain".

Rotuman: "Figalelei"

Romanian: "Vã rog

Russian: "Pozhaluista"

Saami: "Leage siivu" or "Leage buorre"

Samoan: "Fa'amolemole" or "Fa'amolemole lava".

Saramaccan: " Gaántangi "

Sardinia: " Pro piaghére "

Sarnami: "Mihrbaan se" or "Mihrbaan the"

Savonian: "He"

Sepedi: "Hle"

Serbian: "Molim"

Serrere : " A fela ngang "

Seselwa: " Silvouple "

Sesotho: "Ako" or "Ka kopo" or "...hle"

Setswana: "Tsweetswee" or "Ka kopo."

Shelta: "Grawsi"

Sherpa: "Worche" or "Thâkur".

Shimasiwa: "Tafatvali"

Shina: "Mehrbani teh"

Silozi: "Nangu" or "A mu ke mu" or "A ku ni fe".

Sindhi: "Mehrbani"

Sinhalese: "Karunakarala"

Siswati: "Tsine"

Slovak: "Prosím"

Slovenian: "Prosim"

Somali: "Min fadlak"

Sorbian: "Prošu"

Sranan: "Tangitangi" or "Dankidanki."

Swedish: "Tack"

Switzerland - German: "Bis so guet" (kiss so watch)

Sundanese: "Mangga"

Susu: "Awabe"

Swahili: "Tafadhali."

Syrian: "Inbasmalumkh"

Syrian: "Inbasmalumkh"

Tagalog: "Pakikunin"

Tahitian: "Ha'amauruuru."

Tajik: "Lutfan"

Tamashek: "Alak"

Tamil: "Dhayavu seydhu."

Tarahumara: " Pe risensi "

Tashkorghani: "Marhamat"

Tatar: " Rekhim itegez "

Czech: "Prosím"

Chechen: "Dexar"

Telugu: "Dayachesi"

Tetum: "Halo favor"

Thai: "Daiprod"

Tibetan: "Kuchi"

Tigrinya: " Bedjakha "

Tok Pisin: "Folds"

Tupi: "Mo-murangatu-haw-zewi."

Turkish: "Lütfen"

Turkmen: "Bash yustüne".

Tuvan: "Körüñer" or "Moorlañar".

Tzeltal: "Wokoluk"

Tzotzil: "Abulajan."

Uchinaaguchi: "Sooree"

Udmurt: "Pozhaluysta"

Ukrainian: "Bud' laska"

Ulwa: "Pilisma" or "Pilisma palka"...

Uyghur: " Märhämät "

Valencian: "Per favor"

Veps: " Ola hüvä "

Vietnamese: "Xin"

Visayan: "Palihog"

Wakhi: "Mehrboni"

Wali: "Gaafera"

Wolof: "Baal ma"

Xhosa: "Nceda"

Yapais: " Weniig "

Yiddish: "Cock"

Yoruba: " E jòwó "

Yucatec Maya: " Por favor "

Zapotec: " Guklenha nea "

Zarma: "Al hanan"

Zulu: "Jabulisa"

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