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"Please" in Russian

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

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"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".

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.

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Additional examples

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

  • Не ходи́те по ковру́ в боти́нках, пожа́луйста.

    nye ha-dée-tye pa kav-rú v ba-téen-kah, pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Don't walk on the carpet with your shoes on, please.

  • Откро́й, пожа́луйста, фо́рточку, о́чень ду́шно!

    atk-rói, pa-zhá-lus-ta, fór-tach-ku, ó-cheen' dúsh-na

    Open, please, the small window, it's very stuffy!

  • Сполосни́ ло́жку, пожа́луйста!

    spa-las-née lósh-ku pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Rinse the spoon, please!

  • Займи́ мне ме́сто, пожа́луйста.

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

    Take a seat for me please.

  • Угоща́йтесь, пожа́луйста!

    u-ga-schái-tees' pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Please help yourself.

  • Ваш поса́дочный тало́н, пожа́луйста.

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

    (May I see) your boarding pass, please?

  • Посчита́й, пожа́луйста, ско́лько бу́дет 37 умно́жить на 54?

    pa-schee-táî, pa-zhá-lus-ta, skól'-ka bú-deet trée-tsat' syem' um-nó-zheet' na peet'-dee-tyát chee-tý-rye

    Can you count, please, how much is 37 multiplied by 54?

  • Доста́нь, пожа́луйста, вон ту коро́бку с по́лки.

    das-tán', pa-zhá-lus-ta, von tu ka-róp-ku s pol-kee

    Please get that box off the shelf.

  • Пове́сь бельё суши́ться, пожа́луйста.

    pa-vyés' beel'-yó su-shée-tsa, pa-zhá-lus-ta

    Hang the laundry to dry up please.

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