How to say 

"Please" in Russian

Russian word of the day | Jan 06, 2018 (see all)
[ pa-zhá-lus-ta ]
please; you're welcome

Useful information

"Пожалуйста" in Russian is used in two situations:

- to say "please" when asking for something,

- and to say "you are welcome" in response to "thank you".

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Examples of "Please" in Russian

  • Помоги́ мне, пожа́луйста!

    pa-ma-gée mnye pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Help me please!

  • Спаси́бо за то, что вы́ручили. - Всегда́ пожа́луйста.

    spa-sée-ba za to, chto vý-ru-chee-lee. - vseeg-dá pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Thank you for helping out. - You're always welcome.

Additional examples

More Russian sentences with the words that contain "пожалуйста".

  • Зайди́, пожа́луйста, в суперма́ркет по доро́ге домо́й, у нас молоко́ ко́нчилось.

    zaî-dée, pa-zhá-lus-ta, v su-pyer-már-kyet pa da-ró-gye da-móî, u nas ma-la-kó kón-chee-las'

    Drop by the supermarket on your way home please, we run out of milk.

  • Сде́лай му́зыку поти́ше, пожа́луйста.

    sdyé-laî mú-zy-ku pa-tée-she, pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Put the music lower, please.

  • Помоги́ мне наде́ть пододея́льник, пожа́луйста.

    pa-ma-gée mnye na-dyét' pa-da-dee-yál'-nee, pa-zhá-luî-sta

    Help me put on a duvet cover, please.

  • Ваш поса́дочный тало́н, пожа́луйста.

    vash pa-sa-dach-nyî ta-lón, pa-zhá-lus-ta

    (May I see) your boarding pass, please?

  • Займи́ мне ме́сто, пожа́луйста.

    zai-mée mnye myés-ta, pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Take a seat for me please.

  • Наду́й, пожа́луйста, ша́рики для дете́й.

    na-dúî, pa-zhá-luî-sta, shá-ree-kee dlya dee-tyéî

    Inflate the balloons for children please.

  • Покажи́те ваш па́спорт, пожа́луйста.

    pa-ka-zhée-tye vash pás-part, pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Show your passport, please.

  • Поста́вь цветы́ вон в ту ва́зу, пожа́луйста.

    pas-táf' tsvee-tý von f tu vá-zu, pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Put the flowers into that vase over there, please.

  • Воткни́, пожа́луйста, ви́лку в розе́тку.

    vatk-née, pa-zhá-lus-ta, véel-ku v ra-zyét-ku

    Put the plug into the socket please.

  • Останови́те здесь, пожа́луйста.

    as-ta-na-vée-tye zdyes' pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Stop here, please.

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