Japanese Word of the Week: しめる

This week's 毎週日本語 / まいしゅう にほんご is:

Japanese 日本語

shimeru

閉める

しめる

English 英語
to close,
to shut

One of the last topics we covered last year in Japanese classes was the て form of verbs and its usages. One specific use was when making a request of some one. The following is the て form of しめる.

ドア を 閉めて ください。
ドア を しめて ください。
doa o shimete kudasai.
Please shut the door.

Where I heard it:

Japanese lessons