JLPT N2 Grammar (o~negau)

Meaning

please do; could you please…; I ask of you to ~

How to use

お + Verb ます (stem form)願います
願えますか
お/ご + Noun (action)
o~negau お~願う お~ねがう jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【お~ねがう】(o~negau). Meaning: please do; could you please…; I ask of you to ~.

お + Verb + 願う

When used with a verb, it is preceded by the お (o) honorific.

See examples 1~5.

お/ご + Noun + 願う

When used with a noun, it is preceded by either お (o) or ご (go), but is limited to only nouns which indicate actions (suru verbs).

See examples 6~8.


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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

しばらくおまちねがいます。
shibaraku omachi negaimasu.
Please wait a moment.
Example #2

としょかんではちいささなこえでおはなしねがいます。
toshokan de wa chiisa na koe de o hanashi negaimasu.
Please speak in a small voice in the library.
Example #3

ごていあんのしょうさいについておきかせねがえますか?
go teian no shousai ni tsuite o kikase negaemasu ka?
Would you please share the details of your proposal?
Example #4

ごじぶんのシートベルトがあんぜんにかかっているかおたしかめねがいます。
go jibun no shiitoberuto ga anzen ni kakatte iru ka o tashikame negaimasu.
Please make sure that your seat-belt is securely fastened.
Example #5

わたしはあしたやすみますと、やすだかちょうにおつたえねがえますか。
watashi wa ashita yasumimasu to, yasuda kachou ni o tsutae negaemasu ka?
Could you please inform section manager Yasuda that I will be absent tomorrow.
Example #6

そのしょるいをさくせいしたのでごかくにんねがいます。
sono shorui o sakusei shita node go kakunin negaimasu.
I have made the document, so please confirm it.
Example #7

そちらでもさいどごかくにんねがいます。
sochira demo saido go kakunin negaimasu.
Please double check on your side as well.
Example #8

つぎのきかいがあれば、ぜひごしゅっせきねがいたいですね。
tsugi no kikai ga areba, zehi goshusseki negaitai desu ne.
We would be glad to have you attend at the next opportunity.

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