Today’s Grammar Point
[てform ]+ ください。= Please ….
～ください is a polite way of making a request, like “please help me.”
Things to Remember with this pattern
- ～ください must be used at the end of the sentence. In English both “Please help me” and “Help me, please” are OK but not in Japanese.
- ください must follow a てform of a verb. If you use ください after a noun, it means: “Please give me ～”
- If you skip ください, it will sound stronger. It is an acceptable expression for a parent or a teacher to use to their children and pupils, but ください should be added when talking to your seniors.
Examples of this pattern are:
=Please stand up.
=Please watch it.
Before you do anything, try to say a request to yourself in Japanese. For example, before you get up, you say おきて ください。