Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Command Form 「なさい」「ろ」「な」

Japanese Grammar: なさい

Before starting the exercise for command form 「なさい」「ろ」「な」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Genki II – Lesson 22: Verb stem + なさい
Tae Kim’s Guide – Making Requests (last part)

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Command Form 「なさい」「ろ」「な」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  Go to bed.
 2.  Be serious. (lit. make it serious.)
 3.  Be polite. (lit. make it polite.) 
 4.  Eat more.


 5.  Pay attention to (it). 
 6.  Come early.
 7.  Use this.
 8.  Don’t go. 
 9.  Don’t wait. 
 10.  Don’t help. 


「なさい」 is the most polite expression of the command forms.

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