「待て」と「待って」の違いは? What is the difference between "待て" and "待って"?


"待って Matte" is the て形(te-form) of "待つ". It is followed by a request or a request for permission, such as "ください" or "ほしい" but even if "ください" is omitted, the meaning of the request remains.
On the other hand, "待て" is the imperative form of "待つ".
In this situation, "待て" is appropriate because it is a command to the dog.