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"Impossible to deter or evade; pressing"

Postby Pig on the wing » Thu 07.14.2005 4:05 pm

It's about time i get a grip on the imperative verb form, don't you think?
I've heard it several times in movies, someone screaming to someone to "matte!" and i know this means "WAIT!", but i don't really have it clear how to conjugate it by myself, so if anyone could tell me how this works, i'd....i'd...know, i suppose...
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RE: "Impossible to deter or evade; pressing"

Postby Harisenbon » Thu 07.14.2005 8:57 pm

There are a number of ways to do the imperative and command forms. The simplest is to just put the verb into て form

まつ = まって
くる  = きて
たべる = たべて

Or are you asking how to conjugate the て form?
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RE: "Impossible to deter or evade; pressing"

Postby CviCvraeVtMoriar » Fri 07.15.2005 2:58 am

If you want to learn how to conjugate this form and more, check out my comment in Japanese Verb Endings.

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=941

I even made a chart for the -te forms of verbs. Also, I listed a lot of its uses. :D
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Ni di me non pvlchrvm paterentvr, omnia bona agerem. Dixit: Cvr se deos liqvisse? Qvid se faceret? Di se fecissent foediorem qvam qvem canis ipse videre posset. Qvaeram a qvovis, vel diabolo, vt bellvs a se fiam modo ne malam vitam vivam. Dico, si aliter egissent, fvtvrvm fvisse vt bene viverem. - me
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RE: "Impossible to deter or evade; pressing"

Postby Pig on the wing » Fri 07.15.2005 7:45 pm

so imperative and progressive is the same?
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RE: "Impossible to deter or evade; pressing"

Postby CviCvraeVtMoriar » Fri 07.15.2005 8:26 pm

It would seem so, yes. There are also other, more polite, imperative forms which you might want to learn - such as:

(I took these examples from my Japanese Grammar, Japanese Step by Step by Gene Nishi. The credit is not mine.)


V2-nasai (Not polite, though derived from an honorific form of suru. It is used by those of a higher social standing around those of a lower standing.)

eg:
Iki-nasai - Go!
Koko-e ki-nasai - Come here!
Oki-nasai - Get up!
Hayaku aruki-nasai - Walk quickly!


V2-te-kudasai (A polite imperative.)

eg:
Pen-wo kashite-kudasai.
Please lend me your pen.

Menkyo-go-de yukkuri hanashite-kudasai
Please show me your driver's license.


O-V2-kudasai (I think this is the most polite form.)

eg:
Douzo o-genki-ni o-sugoshi-kudasai.
Please take good care of your health.
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