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please
[pliːz]
adverb
1. por favor
  • please don't cry no llores, por favor
  • please tell me… dime…
  • may I? — please do ¿puedo? — por favor or no faltaba más
  • please sit down tome asiento, por favor
  • please don't interrupt! ¡no interrumpas!
  • yes, please! ¡sí!
transitive verb
2. complacer, agradar (give pleasure to)
  • you can't please everybody no se puede complacer a todo el mundo
  • please yourself! ¡como quieras!
  • to be easy/hard to please ser fácil/difícil de complacer
  • please God! ¡ojalá!
intransitive verb
3. (like)
  • he does as he pleases hace lo que quiere
  • this way, if you please por aquí, por favor
  • and then, if you please, he blamed me for it! ¡y luego, por si fuera poco, me echó la culpa a mí!
4. agradar, complacer (give pleasure)
  • to be eager to please estar ansioso(a) por agradar
please [pliːz]
interjection
please! ¡por favor!; (as protest) ¡por Dios!; (yes,) please sí, gracias; can you pass the salt, please me pasas la sal, por favor; please don't cry! ¡no llores, (te lo pido) por favor!; please don't interfere, Boris haz el favor de no meterte, Boris; no te metas, Boris, por favor; please be seated (said by interviewer, doctor etc) siéntese; (said over intercom, in plane, theatre etc) les rogamos tomen asiento; please accept this book le ruego acepte este libro; oh, please! not that song again! ¡oh no! ¡esa canción otra vez no por favor!; "may I?" — "please do" —¿puedo? —¡por supuesto! or —¡cómo no!
please do not smoke se ruega no fumar
the bill, please
intransitive verb
1 (like, prefer) querer
he does whatever he pleases hace lo que quiere or lo que le place; she can live where she pleases puede vivir donde quiera or donde le plazca
if he (so) pleases, he can cancel the concessions
as you please como quieras
to [do] [as] one pleases
do as you please haz lo que quieras; haz lo que te dé la gana (informal); she came over casually as you please and picked up my diary se acercó con toda la tranquilidad del mundo y cogió mi agenda
gentlemen, if you please! señores, por favor; señores, si son tan amables
[if] you please
he wanted ten, if you please! quería llevarse diez, ¡a quién se le ocurre!; quería llevarse diez, ¡qué cara! (informal); we'll have none of that language if you please! ¡mucho cuidadito con usar ese lenguaje!
2 (cause satisfaction)
we aim to please nuestro objetivo es complacer
to be anxious or eager to please tener muchas ansias de quedar bien
a gift that is sure to please un regalo que siempre gusta; un regalo que de seguro gustará
transitive verb
1 (give pleasure to) agradar; complacer; (satisfy) complacer
I did it just to please you lo hice únicamente para agradarte or complacerte; you can't please all of the people all of the time no se puede complacer a todo el mundo todo el tiempo
music that pleases the ear una música grata al oído
he would do anything to please me Susan had spent much of her life trying to please others This prospect didn't please me she married him to please her parents
she is easily pleased se contenta con cualquier cosa
he is hard to please es difícil de contentar or complacer
there's no pleasing him no hay manera de contentarlo
to please [o.s.]
please yourself! ¡haz lo que quieras!; ¡haz lo que te dé la gana! (informal)
he has always pleased himself about holidays I please myself what I eat
2 (be the will of)
he will recover, please [God]!
may it please Your Majesty sea esta la voluntad de su Majestad
noun
she just took it without so much as a please or a thank you lo cogió sin ni siquiera dignarse a pedirlo por favor ni a dar las gracias
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