Yamete Kudasai (やめてください)
Meaning: Please stop it
Romaji: Yamete Kudasai
Yamete is “stop” in English, Kudasai means please. Yamete Kudasai is a conversational word and is often written in hiragana. 辞めてください means, please quit.
Since Yamete Kudasai is Keigo, women often use it in public with strangers.
Yamete Kudasai is when the other person is doing something unpleasant to you, Men don’t often say Yamete Kudasai, but chicken men may say a lot. Men use Yamero! or Nani? instead of Yamete Kudasai.
This is because men wonder why they have to use honorifics when the other person is doing something they don’t like.
What does Yamete Kudasai Senpai mean?
You’ve probably heard this phrase while watching anime. “Senpai (先輩)” is the name given to seniors, and “Kouhai(後輩)” is used for younger people.
In Japanese school life, younger women often call older men Senpai. Conversely, men rarely call older women Senpai.
Even at work, depending on the company, women call men Senpai when they are older or in a higher position. Men are happy to be called Senpai, so women often say it intentionally.
What is the difference between Yamero and Yamete？
Both Yamero and Yamete are stronger than Yamete Kudasai.Yamero is often used by men, Yamete is more polite than Yamero and is often used by women. Because Yamete is a bit feminine for men, Men use Yamete Kure, Yame na, Yamensyai, etc.
Women who are a little scared or enraged also use Yamero. It sometimes surprises me that women who are usually gentle in their daily lives use Yamero for their children and pets.
Women should not use Yamero. The man will think that the woman is a scary person and will be surprised.