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alsjeblieft vs. alstublieft

Hi. Does anyone know to tell me whats the difference between these two expresions? tnx.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Fayke
Fayke
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Alstublieft is formal. Alsjeblieft is informal.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stripedkitty
stripedkitty
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A wonderful word which is also used as roughly, 'Here you go', as when you're making a purchase in a shop, you will pay and be given your item and will hear the clerk say, 'alstublieft' :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoniqueVan66161

At school, we learnt "here you are" to give someone something the other asked. Is it always modern to use that?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dutchesse722
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See response by Fayke. It's easy to see and remember because of the u (formal you) in alstublieft and the je (informal you) in alsjeblieft. Both mean if it pleases you.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FritzGraven

Recht zoals altijd. In older English "if you please..." but that is probably not used much anymore.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoniqueVan66161

Hi Fritz, do you translate "right" by "recht"? That makes me think of a Dutch song about bananas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX9-dTQ8TSw

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shaun930166

Great question and great answers!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FritzGraven

Same as old English "if you please."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Christine_nl

In "alsjeblieft", the "l" is usually not pronounced: "asjeblieft". In writing, you should write it though.

1 year ago