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To form the polite imperative, just use the honorific polite form of the verb.
도우세요! = Please help!
(돕다 = to help)
To give the impression of urgency, place 어서 in front of the verb.
어서 가세요! = Please leave!
(어서 = gives sense of urgency. 가다 = to go)
Other adverbs can be placed in front of the verb:
빨리 오세요! = Come quickly!
(빨리 = quickly. 오다 = to come)
To form the formal imperative negative, use the ending ~지 마세요 :
쓰지 마세요! = Don’t use [it]!
(쓰다 = to use.)
Words that end in 으세요 in the polite imperative like will end in 어 :
말 좀 들어! = Listen to me!
(말 = word. 좀 = little. 듣다 = to listen. 들으세요 in the polite positive imperative. Phrase literally means, “Listen to a bit of the words”.)
하다 words will end in 해 in the informal imperative :
조용해! = Be quiet!
(조용하다 = to be quiet.)
In the negative informal imperative, add 지마 to the stem of the verb :
하지마! = Don’t do [it]!
(하다 = to do.)