なさい [なさい] (nasai)
Meaning: Informal Imperative (request form)
Example: Sit down.
JLPT Level: 3
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|Amatuka||I guess this is half way between a 'polite command' and a 'fairly forceful request'.|| |
|Amatuka||[V-masu base] + nasai|| |
|Amatuka||'[The teacher]' isn't explicitly in the Japanese version, but the English might look odd without it.|
'(just)' wouldn't be natural in the English - the だけ in the Japanese doesn't explicitly tranlate.
|Miki||The Japanese translation is quite nice except the tense.|
|dc||thanks, updated..|| |
|bamboo4||In the English version of the first example, perhaps "just those" instead of "(just) people." |
Also, I don't know how they do it in schools abroad, but in Japan, the teacher normally says "should stand up" instead of "should sit down."
|anon||The coloring in ex #1248 is very confusing. The 'し' looks to be part of '早く', which is not the intention, if I understand correctly.|| |
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