When a verb stem is followed by naide-yo, the meaning is gentle prohibition. I suppose amaeru is difficult to find a matching word in English but the meaning is "to expect/demand/insinuate one's needs be taken care of by someone else."
"Amaeru" is the difficult word to translate into any of European languages.
It can be translated in several ways. "Amae"( noun ) is the theme of
many sociologists and anthropologists to write about to understand the
Japanese culture. You will be able to obtain many hundreds of pages of
infornmation about amae, I suppose.
"Amaeru" means "to make too much advantage of one's kindness or
one's good will. " Mothers are usually are sweet to their children.
So babies w3ill amaeru their mother. "Amai" means "sweet".
Japanese children will sleep at their mother's side until 4 or 5 years,
and therefore, some sociologists say that Japanese are always not
I would not like to say that we are like babies when adults, because I'm