Translation:S'il te plaît, non !
There should be no difference. They both have accent.
Those are correct answers:
- "S'il te plaît, non."
- "S'il vous plaît, non."
The sentences with "non" before are also correct:
- "Non, s'il te plaît."
- "Non, s'il vous plaît."
I used "Je vous en prie, non." It seemed to me to sound nicer, much to my surprise it was accepted! Well done Duo team!
If you want to keep your hearts, you may want to try and not upset the robot that checks on your work, by unnecessarily changing the word order.
Still it accepts different answers, so might as well add that one... I got correct for "Non, s'il vous plaît!"
Because in the order, it's "Please, no ! " not "No, Please" . But your sentence is correct, just I think Duo don't like the sentence without traduction word to word :-)
you should choose both forms of please : the formal with vous and the informal with te
the same difference as between "tu" (familiar "you", for people you know well) and "vous " (polite singular or plural "you").
If you got it in a MCQ, maybe you should have ticked "s'il te plaît, non" as well.
There is no shorter word for please? Is French that polite that they say "If you please"?
Yes, we really use those structures all the time ! Sorry, there's no shortcut for that ;-)
"S'il te plaît" is used while talking to -----> ONE person, only if family member, friend, a person you know well, and ever sometimes to anyone younger or of same age than you.
"S'il vous plaît." is used while talking to --> different people ("vous" pluriel) OR one person ("vous" de politesse) that you don't know or respect.
Note: we generally say "vous" to a teacher for more respect ... but "tu" to a grandparent.
When the correct translation popped up,it said that " s'il vous plait,non " was one of the correct ways to put it but I got it wrong.That is the correct way to put it.Right?
the verb construction is "plaire à quelqu'un", so the indirect pronoun is required:
- s'il te plaît
- s'il vous plaît
I dont get this. Some one explain the difference between tu and vous simply. Familiar or not. I dont get that.
There are two ways to talk to people, according to your degree of closeness/intimacy with them.
You say "tu" to your partner, your children, the whole of your family, your friends, your colleagues... everyone you like or love.
You say "vous" to your boss, a policeman on the street, salesmen, your doctor, traders/merchants, the clerk at the post office... everyone you don't know at all or don't know well or whom you owe respect to.
It is similar to spanish, we say "tu" for close people and "usted" for unknown people
there's two answers and people ticked one correct answer and were confused
s'il te plaît is used with people you know really well (family, friends, colleagues)
s'il vous plaît is used with a person you do not know well or whom you owe respect to or to 2 or more people.
Could you sil vue plait. Make it so I can hear the corections. Just a lil speaker buttun on the sentence I spell't wrong ( after I made a mistake on the question. ) or was gramatically incorrect. Speaking and hearing is the best way to learn a language. Hearing yourself say it, with the proper tone accejt and dilect. Huh. After reading my comment...I should work on my own language too hahahah. Get some duolingo ppints stocked up. Any way.... still. Love the app. Showed some french co workings what im learning off of and they thinks itd exellent. Infact I had the opportunity to correct one of them on tences. Fricken shhhweeeet maan.
How is one supposed to know whether they mean s'il vous plait or s'il te plait. Or are both correct?
Since in English you do not differentiate a familiar 'you' from a formal 'you' or a plural 'you', French translations accept all "tu/te" and "vous" versions + their adjectives in masculine or feminine and possibly in plural.
Pardon - I know that someone has already asked this, but is there another way to say the sentence above? (S'il te plait, non!) I was just wondering, as it seems quite a long phrase to have to say. Merci beacoup!
You can always say "non, merci !".
Also note that when you speak fast, the sound of "s'il te plaît" can become "s'te plaît".
It depends whom you are talking to:
- one person, a friend, a parent, someone you know well: "s'il te plaît" (te = object form of "tu")
- one person you don't know or you owe respect to: "s'il vous plaît" (vous = formal, singular "you")
- 2 or more people: "s'il vous plaît" (vous = plural "you 2/all").
I had answered s'il vous plaît, non and got a wrong answer. The next time, I answered s'il te plait, and got a message of wrong answer. So which one is it?
I get the tu and vous thing and I understand that s'il te plait is a right answer, but why isn't it s'il TU plait?
"tu" is used exclusively as a single subject.
in "s'il te plaît", "te" is an indirect object (verb "plaire à")
"you" has 2 translations in French: "tu" (informal singular) or "vous" (informal singular or plural).
"tu" is used as a subject and "te" is the object form of the pronoun.
"vous" is both the subject and the object form.
Therefore "please" translates to "s'il te plaît" if you address one person you know well and "s'il vous plaît" if you address one person you address formally or several people.
"s'il" has "si" contracted by exception in front of "il".
"Si" means "if".
s'il te plaît = lit. if it pleases you
Why doesn't accept my choice(I try but all 3 variants are incorrect)help me please what I do???
When you get a multiple choice question, you are requested to choose ALL correct options, which means that there can be one, or two (rarely three). So if 2 are correct, please tick the 2 boxes.
"S'il vous plaît" is correct if you are speaking formally to one person or to several individuals.
"S'il te plaît" is correct if you are using the informal "tu" to speak to one person.
Would you really say 's'il te plait, non' in French because I can't imagine saying 'please no' in English?
This might be a ridiculous question, but what is the difference between desolè and s'il te plaît?
Doesn't make a lot of sense to me but just one of the strange Duolingo quirks.
Bonjour, je vous parle en français car je vois que vous le parlez courrament :D
Je pense qu'il veut dire quelle est la différence entre la forme du tutoiement et du vouvoiement ... Libre à vous de répondre, vous êtes mieux qualifié que moi pour répondre . Bonne continuation en tant que modérateur ! Cordialement, FriesWeek
If that was the question, you are very good at deciphering!
this is the answer:
"s'il te plaît" is said to someone you know well, like a friend, relative or colleague.
"s'il vous plaît" is said to someone you do not know, whom you meet for the first time or to whom you owe respect.
"s'il vous plaît" is also used to say thank you to 2 or more people.
"s'il vous plaît" has "vous" if you talk to one person formally or to 2 or more people.
"s'il te plaît" has "te" (object pronoun form of "tu") it you talk to one person you know well (family or friend).
"te" is the indirect pronoun for "tu" = the familiar "you" used with family and friends.
"vous" is the indirect pronoun for "vous" = either the singular formal "you", or the plural "you".
The English "you" has 2 translations:
- "tu" (subject) and "te" (object) are for family and friends
- "vous" is for any person you owe respect to, and anyone you meet for the first time
- "vous" is also plural, to address 2 or more people.
If you ticked all three boxes, this is wrong. Only one or two options are correct in multiple choice exercises.
I thought it would be "plait non" as in "please no". Is "Plait" used only when by itself?