Quick answer
"Can you repeat" is a phrase which is often translated as "puedes repetir", and "please" is an interjection which is often translated as "por favor". Learn more about the difference between "can you repeat" and "please" below.
can you repeat
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. puedes repetir
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Sorry, can you repeat your last name again, please? - Cinquetti. It's Italian.Perdón, ¿puedes repetir otra vez tu apellido, por favor? - Cinquetti. Es italiano.
b. puede repetir
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Can you repeat that, please? We couldn't hear you back here. - By all means.¿Puede repetir eso último, por favor? No la oímos aquí atrás. - Cómo no.
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please(
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (polite expression)
a. por favor
Please, bring me a glass of water.Por favor, tráigame un vaso de agua.
2. (expression of annoyance)
a. por Dios
Could you just stop talking for a second, please!¡Por Dios! ¿Puedes dejar de hablar por un momento?
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (to prefer)
a. querer
The queen does what she pleases.La reina hace lo que quiera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to satisfy)
a. complacer
You're constantly trying to please people. Don't you get tired of it?Siempre estás intentando complacer a la gente. ¿No te cansas?
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