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N2 Lesson 9: 12/19

給(たま)え
(please) do!, ask to・beg to, [order somebody to do something]

命令の言葉

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Verb[ます+ たまえ
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使用域 硬い
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  • [Used to give a command to someone of lower status in a bossy tone]
  • [Male speech]
  • [Rarely used in ordinary life, mostly in literature, old movies, and manga]
  • [たまえ was also used to ask for a favor or in prayers, but this use has become completely outdated in modern Japanese and is mostly found in literature]
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勉強(べんきょう)をやたまえ
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怒(おこ)った上司(じょうし):「何(なに)かを実行(じっこう)する前(まえ)にまず少(すこ)し考(かんが)たまえ!」
Angry boss: "Before you do something, think a little first!"
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上司(じょうし):「これを、明日(あした)までに終(お)たまえ。」
Boss: "Finish this by tomorrow."
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