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24. Absolute Beginner #24 - Making Requests in Japanese

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Practice making your own sentences here, and let us know if you have any questions! :)



CJ san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
The te-form in this lesson is for requests.
The verb te-form + kudasai indicates a request.
Yuki 由紀

avatar CJ

I may have missed it on an earlier lesson but what is the function of using the “te” form of the verb again? So sorry for this. :sweat_smile:


Zuno san,
ください indicates the high politeness level so the expression is casual without it.

Savannah san,
That is だ.
Yuki 由紀

avatar Savannah

Where is the high pitch in the word ください?Is it on だ or on さ?

avatar Zuno

At the end of the lesson, I could hear the male teacher saying 気をつけて. So I’m wondering is the causal form of てください equals to て?


Cristobal san,

Wow you are going to Japan.
Please have a good time there. :smile:

Yuki 由紀

avatar Cristobal

I’m planning to go to japan soon
These lessons are very usefull
arigatou gozaimasu! :thumbsup:

avatar Natsuko

One advice about particle from me is to connect particle(s) with verbs.
i.e. “deru” of “detekudasai” describes the action of movement THROUGH something, right? In such a case, “o” is the correct particle to use.
If the sentence ends with, for example, “matte ite kudasai” (main verb = “matsu”: to wait), then it’s the action taken place IN a place.
Thus the correct one is “de”. So you can say “kaisatsu guchi de matte
ite kudasai”.
Hope this helps!

avatar Cheryl


So instead of kaisatsu guchi wo can I use kaisatsu guchi de? :neutral: