Location: Behind V-dictionary
- "Don't . . . !" "Do!" : negative imperative
- "I wish," "It would be nice if . . . "じゃまするな。Don't get in my way.
Gender: Mostly men use this particle.
- Women tend to use V-ないで instead.
じゃましないで。 Don't get in my way.
- A formal alternative is なさい.
勉強しなさい！ Go study!※な is strongly negative and is used only in highly emotionally charged situations.
※よ after な softens the negative imperative.
泣くなよ。Please don't go to a dangerous place.