je vous en prie

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally “pray do”, “I beg you (to do so)”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʒə vu.z‿ɑ̃ pʁi/

PhraseEdit

je vous en prie

  1. please do, go ahead, be my guest.
    —Puis-je fermer la porte ? —Je vous en prie !
    "Can I close the door?", "Please do!"
  2. you're welcome (after being thanked).

Usage notesEdit

  • This phrase is more formal than de rien.

SynonymsEdit