how to pronounce please


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the above transcription of please is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

please is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of please in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… my body to do as I please to get up off …”

meaning of please

Please is a polite request for someone to do something.

please frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word please occurs in english on average 268 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics please can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that please can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to please


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