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Please wait for me... - Подождите меня, пожалуйста...

The basic verb is подождать (+accusative). This is the imperative form: used to give an instruction (but in no way rude as it may sound in English). The bolded letters indicate where the stress falls on the word.

For a certain amount of time:

Подождите меня, пожалуйста...

...секундочку - for a seс

...некоторое время - for a short while

...полчаса - for half an hour

...двадцать минут - for 20 minutes

...минут двадцать - for about 20 minutes (saying минут before, rather than after двадцать, gives the sense of an approximate, rather than specific time)

Or until some specific time:

Подождите меня, пожалуйста...

...до пяти часов - until 5 o'clock (watch out for use of genitive after до)

...до вечера - until this evening

...до конца (рабочего) дня - until the end of the (working) day

Where you might want them to wait:

Подождите меня, пожалуйста...

...у моего дома - by my house

...у забора - by the gate

...у светофора - by the traffic lights

...у входа - by the entrance

...у выхода - by the exit

Because you're busy doing something:

Подождите меня, пожалуйста...

...пока я положу деньги на телефон - while I put some money on my phone

...пока я схожу в туалет - while I pop to the bathroom

...пока я зайду в этот магазин - while I drop into this shop

...пока я звоню, уточню адрес - while I phone and clarify the address