ください

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Conjugation of くださる, humble form of くれる.

Verb[edit]

ください (kudasai

  1. 下さい: (polite) Imperative of 下さる
    1. please give me
      葉書(はがき)(ごまい)ください
      Hagaki o gomai kudasai.
      Please give me five postcards.
    2. (expressing a request) please do something for me
      現地(げんち)()いたら電話(でんわ)して(くだ)さい
      Genchi ni tsuitara denwashite kudasai.
      Please call me when you get there.
      無理(むり)しないでください
      Muri o shinaide kudasai.
      Please don't push yourself too hard.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The imperative sense is either attached to the て-form (te-form) of a verb, or a noun prefixed with お (o-) or ご (go-).
    ちょっと()ください
    Chotto o-machi kudasai.
    Please wait a little. (Here 待ち is the continuative form of 待つ.)
    これ(らん)ください
    Kore o go-ran kudasai.
    Please have a look at this.

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