"Please speak Japanese."


May 8, 2018



Is this basically "In Japanese, please"? I picture a student answering in English and the teacher correcting them.

May 23, 2018


why do I need で in this sentence? Im not talking about Japans location

May 8, 2018


で has a lot more uses than just location, it can indicate means of action as well. 日本語でお願いします literally means "please do me a favor by [speaking] with Japanese ("to speak with Japanese" isn't really correct English but bear with me lol), the same way that ナイフで肉を切った means "I cut the meat with a knife". The "speaking" is implied; if you want you could say 日本語で話してください and it'd mean the same thing.

May 8, 2018


で can be used for general contextual information, the tool used to do something, the means of travelling somewhere, etc. I've found that it's easier to get a bit of intuition for the particles than to actually explain them, although the best way to start is certainly to read definitions.

May 11, 2018


Can I say 日本語ははなせますおねがいします? Or is there a command form of the verb?

August 9, 2018


From what i understand that seems acceptable considering the gramar is correct and the sentence is in the present tense. But im no expert yet.

September 30, 2018


It isn't as good in Japanese as "I request you are able to speak Japanese" woould be in English.

June 8, 2019


I'm wondering if you can use "日本語でください"

April 24, 2019


What does the し mean?

March 20, 2019


I think you're supposed to say 日本語ではおねがいします since 日本語 is what youre talking about.

March 21, 2019
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