Before starting the exercise for making requests 「ください」「くれますか」「もらえますか」, 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.
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Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Making Requests 「ください」「くれますか」「もらえますか」
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
||Could (you) explain (it)?
||Could (you) give (me your) help?
||Could (you) speak Japanese?
||Could (you) open the window?
||Could (I) get the rice?
||Could (I) borrow your phone?
||Could (I) change rooms?
||Please make breakfast.
||Please come here.
||Please get up.
「くれますか」 and 「もらえますか」 have almost the same meaning in Japanese. You can express them in a more polite tone using the negative form like: 「くれませんか」 and 「もらえませんか」.
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