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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrg123

"Please, children!"

January 30, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrg123

Can I not use 'S'il te plaît' here? What is the difference between the two?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

"s'il TE plaît" is addressed to a single person: "s'il te plaît, mon enfant". "s'il VOUS plaît" to a plural: "s'il vous plaît, les enfants"

"s'il VOUS plaît" can also be used with some one you don't know well (polite singular Vous): "s'il vous plaît, Monsieur".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mrg123

Thank you, that's very helpful!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TwistedSpoon99

Can't it be "S'il vous plait", DES enfants?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

No, still the same rule for generalities: definite article


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/colondee

"please" in this context sounds like an exasperated parent. Does SVP have the same function in french?

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