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Three Japanese phrases for any sticky classroom situation.
In this lesson, you are going to learn three useful classroom expressions. They are super easy and you are going to learn them in less than 3 minutes.
So here are the three phrases. First we have もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) one more time please. ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) Slowly please. かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) Please write it down.
Once more please も、う、い、ち、ど、お、ね、が、い、し、ま、す。 (mo, u, i, chi, do, o, ne, ga, i, shi, ma, su.) もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) もう (mō) means again. いちど (ichi-do) means one time or once. おねがいします (onegaishimasu) is a phrase to be used to request some kind of service and it literally means please do something for me. Remember おねがいします (onegai shimasu.) from the first lesson, it means please. So もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) literally means again, one time please and we translate this as once again please.
The second phrase is ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) slowly please. ゆっくり (yukkuri) means slowly. So when you say this little つ (tsu) it means you are supposed to pause. ゆ、っ、く、り (yu, tsu, ku, ri) ゆっくり (yukkuri) おねがいします (onegai shimasu.) お、ね、が、い、し、ま、す。 (o, ne, ga, i, shi, ma, su.) This is the same as before and this is a phrase to be used to request some kind of service. So when the teacher says something you don’t know, you can say もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) one more time please and ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) slowly please.
Now the third useful phrase かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) please write it down. か、い、て、く、だ、さ、い。 (ka, i, te, ku, da, sa, i.) かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) When you want to ask someone to write down something so that you can understand it better, you can say かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) かいて (kaite) is a conjugation of a verb meaning to write かく (kaku) ください (kudasai) is please. So かいてください。 (Kaite kudasai.) is please write it down. When you don’t understand something in the classroom, you can say すみません、せんせい。 (Sumimasen, sensei.) excuse me professor or excuse me teacher. もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) one more time please and to have her say slowly, ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) slowly please and if you still don’t understand something, you can say かいてください。 (kaite kudasai.) please write it down. Of course you can use these expressions outside of the classroom.
Okay let’s practice. すみません、せんせい。 (Sumimasen, sensei.) もういちどおねがいします。 (Mō ichi-do onegai shimasu.) ゆっくりおねがいします。 (Yukkuri onegai shimasu.) すみません、かいてください。 (Sumimasen, kaite kudasai.)

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Mina-san! These 3 expressions should always be in the back of your brain when speaking Japanese! :smile:

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March 21st, 2019 at 2:58 am
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Konnichiwa Mariangela,


Thank you for asking here.

>>Is it correct to say: かいてお願いします。

You can say 「かいてください」If you meant "Please write it" (Not かいてお願いします)😉

Waht is the difference of お願いします&ください? Check out this video: https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-hiroko-15-onegai-shimasu-or-kudasai/?lp=173


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Mariangela
January 29th, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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Is it correct to say: かいてお願いします。

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December 6th, 2018 at 12:33 am
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Maxさん、


コメントをありがとうございます!

もう一度 is better way to write it. 😄


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Max
November 14th, 2018 at 3:28 am
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もういち度お願いします。

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October 25th, 2018 at 5:06 pm
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こんにちは、ルベンさん

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どういたしまして😄ほかのレッスンもみてくださいね。


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October 13th, 2018 at 8:01 am
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Hi victoria,


Thank you very much for the question.

Can you switch "Onegai Shimasu" and "Kudasai" ?

>> No.

does that mean I can also say "Yukkuri Kudasai" of "Kaite Onegai Shimasu"?

>> No. "~kudasai" requires a verb right before. Kaite is the te-form of the verb "kaku." The verb should be changed to te-form when using with "~kudasai"


Hi Nannette Sidebottom,


Thank you for the comment. Glad to hear this lesson provided you a good opportunity to review what you already know.


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ルベン Rubén
September 2nd, 2018 at 9:58 pm
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Now I know when to use "お願いします" and "ください" more accurately, since they both kind of mean "please". 😅


レッスンがすきです。ありがとうございます!

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Nannette Sidebottom
August 28th, 2018 at 2:19 am
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I have been teaching myself for more years than I can say, so I always like to refresh and do the quizzes, which are enjoyable.

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victoria
June 26th, 2018 at 10:59 pm
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Can you switch "Onegai Shimasu" and "Kudasai" ?

Both mean please, or request a service - does that mean I can also say "Yukkuri Kudasai" of "Kaite Onegai Shimasu"?

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May 29th, 2018 at 8:15 am
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Hi Cheryl,


You're welcome! Thank you for studying with us. Keep up the good work!


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