Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 6: 15/21

お~願(ねが)う
please, could you please

Structure
Casual
Polite
+ Verb[ます+ 願う
+ (Chinese Origin) Noun + 願う
(Western Origin) Noun + 願う
+ Verb[ます+ 願います
+ (Chinese Origin) Noun + 願います
(Western Origin) Noun + 願います
Details
Register Polite
使用域 敬語
Information
  • [Used to make a polite request in formal situations (business meetings, etc.)]
  • [Words of Chinese origin (漢語) often take ご, native Japanese words (和語) often take お, and words of Western origin (外来語) often do not take either]
  • [Source]
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面会(めんかい)をご希望(きぼう)の方(かた)は担当(たんとう)者(しゃ)が会議(かいぎ)中(ちゅう)ですので、待合室(まちあいしつ)で待(ま)ち願(ねが)えますか?
Those who are here for a meeting, could you please wait in the waiting room? The person in charge is having a conference.
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書類(しょるい)のこの下(した)にサイン 願(ねが)います
Please sign at the bottom of the document.
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