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EtymologyEdit

From als +‎ het +‎ u +‎ belieft, literally "if it pleases you". Calque of French s'il vous plaît.

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ift
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  • IPA(key): /ˌɑlstyˈblift/

InterjectionEdit

alstublieft

  1. (formal) please
  2. (formal) here you are (when handing something to someone else)

Usage notesEdit

Alstublieft is used when giving a payment to a salesperson, to which the salesperson responds with "dank u wel". It is also used by the salesperson when returning change to the customer, in which case the customer responds with "dank u wel" upon having received the change.

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