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What is the meaning of   お願い申し上 げまする

Is there any difference between お願い申し上 げまする and お願いします?

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Base language: English
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    お願い申上げまする sounds like something you might hear in period movies set, say, the 17the century and is not used at all now, not even in the most formal situations. That said, I can imagine some people might say it in mock, over-the-top politeness as a joke between friends.

    お願いします is the usual form and you also sometimes hear お願い申上げます, which is a more formal and polite version of お願いします. Announcements over the PA system in department stores or on trains in Japan start with お客様にお願い申し上げます or something along those lines.

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