The term おいで (
oide) literally means
to come, but in some cases it can also take the meaning of
to be or
Specifically, おいで is used as a command form for the verbs 行く and 来る.
おいで is also used as a verbal suffix to form some particular expressions.
In this post we are going to learn more about おいで, how it is formed, and when おいで is used through real example sentences.
How it is formed and what おいで means
おいで is a colloquial form to express a request or command.
When おいで is used alone (without being a verbal suffix) the term can take the meaning of
be depending on the context.
おいで can also appear in its kanji form お出で
おいで is a contracted form of おいでなさい, which in turn is an honorific form that takes on the same meaning.
Come here please.
When instead おいで is used as a verbal suffix it can take on different meanings depending on the conjugation:
- ておいで: Te form followed by おいで. This form has the same meaning as ていろ, て来い, and に行け (imperative forms of the verbs いる, 来る, and 行く)
- においで: Particle に followed by おいで. It has the same meaning as に来い, which means
Now let's see an example of a sentence with audio that uses the expression おいで:
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Examples of おいで
Thank you for taking the time to come.
Boy, come here.
In this example we notice a typical use of おいで: in fact おいで is often found when a superior (parent, grandfather) refers to a boy or child to ask him to come or go.
Be quiet (please).
In this example お出で takes on the meaning of