Language | WELL SAID Oct 29, 2018

Do this, don't do that: The imperative and prohibitive in Japanese

Mata aō. Tokidoki renraku shiro yo. (Let's meet again. Keep in touch from time to time.) Situation 1: Mr. Okubo and his old friend Mr. Yamada, who met for the first time in a while, say goodbye after drinking. 大久保: きょうは楽しかったな。また会おう。ときどき連絡しろよ。 山田: うん。大久保もあんまり無理するなよ。 Ōkubo: Kyō wa tanoshikatta na. ...