per cortesia

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression per cortesia, which translates as please. It is synonymous with per favore and is typically used in questions and requests. It tends to be used in more formal situations, and you will often hear it used with formal commands. See the expression used below:

Per cortesia! Questa è un’aula universitaria, fate silenzio o uscite!

Please! This is a university lecture hall, be quiet or go outside!

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