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Subject: Re: ちょっと待った
From: TAKASUGI Shinji (tssf.airnet.ne.jp)
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 05:48:38 GMT
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You can use a past-form verb for a command, like imperatives, in a very limited situation. Only () った (wait) is commonly used. Other than that, saying the same phrase twice is common, such as どいた どいた (get out of the way), and () った 買った (buy this).

The article below may be helpful, although it is written in Japanese.
日本語の命令表現に関する覚え書き



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