Lesson8:command form/命令文/meireibun

Lesson8:command form/命令文/meireibun



Audio

Dialog

男:野菜食べたくないなぁ
女:だめよ
男:なんで?
女:健康に悪いでしょ。食べなさい。
男:うん。

M:I don’t want to eat vegetables…
F:You eat.
M:Why?
F:It’s bad for your health. Eat them.
M:OK.

Grammar explaination

You can use “~なさい” when you want to say “command form.”.

command: appropriate for parents to use toward their children, teachers toward their students etc.

The patterns is below:

Verb stem+なさい

勉強しなさい

Example sentences

勉強しなさい。
Study!

大きな声で話しなさい。
Speak loud!

立ちなさい。
Stand up!

Vocabularies

野菜(vegetables)

健康に悪い(bad for health)

食べる(to eat)

Keep up with your studies!

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