What's the difference between alstublieft and alsjeblieft and how do you know when to use which? I'd be grateful for any help. Thanks.
what a word... and now I have to spell it right?? cuz there's more than one like that. Oh my
You might find it easier if you break it down into its constituent words: als-je-blieft (if you please) and now you can see why there are formal and informal forms, like French s'il vous plait /s'il tu plait.