Last modified on 28 February 2015, at 09:22

下さい

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
くだ
Grade: 1

EtymologyEdit

Imperative (命令形) form of 下さる (くださる, kudasaru, give), the honorific form of 呉れる (くれる, kureru)

VerbEdit

下さい (hiragana ください, romaji kudasai)

  1. please give me
    それを (くだ)さい
    sore o kudasai.
    Please give me that.
  2. (polite, imperative) please do something for me; expressing a request
    現地 (げんち) ()いたら電話 (でんわ)して (くだ)さい
    genchi ni tsuitara denwa shitekudasai.
    Please call me when you get there.
    ゆっくり (はな)して (くだ)さい
    yukkuri hanashitekudasai.
    Please speak slowly.

Usage notesEdit

  • 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-).

SynonymsEdit