How to request someone in Japanese

On this article you will have an idea about how to request/ask someone to do something in Japanese language.

Request a person to eat something:
たべて ください。 (Tabete Kudasai) = Please eat.

Person comes with you seated next to you in a restaurant/ at your house beside dinner table and there is food on the table etc.

Request a person to drink something:
のんで ください。 (Nonde kudasai) = Please drink.

Person comes with you seated next to you in a restaurant/ at your house beside dinner table and there is drinks on the table etc.

Request a person to see something:
みて ください。 (Mite kudasai) = Please see.

You spotted a nice view while traveling, it is snowing outside, your exam result published, a news on the newspaper, a program/movie on TV etc.

Request a person to send something:
おくって ください。 (Okutte kudasai) = Please send.

Send a parcel, a picture taken from mobile/camera via email, a lost bag/mobile etc.

Request a person to listen something:
きいて ください。 (Kiite kudasai) = Please listen.

A music, a recording, a lecture, podcasts etc.

Request a person to come over (To a place):
きて ください。 (Kite kudasai) = Please come.

Ask friends to come over to your place, invite guests to your house etc.

Make sure that Listen is “Kiite” and Come is “Kite”.

Request a person to write something:
かいて ください。 (Kaite kudasai) = Please write.

Fill up any form, a novel, an email, a poem etc.

Request a person to read something:
よんで ください。 (Yonde kudasai) = Please read.

An article from newspaper, an article on the internet, any notice paper from admin office/city office to your house etc.

Request a person to help you:
てつだって ください。 (Tetsudatte kudasai) = Please help/Please help me.

You had an accident, you fall in any trouble on the road or at home, cannot hold a heavy item, want to make a print / photocopy at a store etc.

Lets finish this learning for today. If you have followed through then you have an idea about how to ask or request someone to do something in Japanese language. Please use this in your daily life conversion whenever you wish while living in Japanese environment. Happy learning!

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