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おねがいします・〜ください・~なさい "Please..."

apprentice #84
~ 5 Minutes


Welcome to the highly-requested, REQUESTS lesson. Today, I'll teach you how to ask for stuff using all sorts of fun and exciting words. And the good news is, you already know all of them! The question is... do you know when to use them?

ください and おねがいします: Two requests of various usage

First, let's discuss the difference between ください and おねがいします. On paper, they both mean something like "please", but they're actually quite different! Basically, there are some situations where only one is appropriate, and they attach to different parts of speech. Let's take a look!

ください: Your basic "please"


ください has two main structures:

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