Phrasing “〜方がいい(〜hougaii)” with native Japanese voice (N5 level)
Let’s study phrasing “〜方がいい(〜hougaii)” in this post.
This is N5 level in JLPT.
(JLPT is short for Japanese Language Proficiency Test, 日本語能力試験 and recognized passport to show your Japanese language ability. You may take test in July and December.)
Phrasing “〜方がいい(〜hougaii)” is often used in conversation.
方がいい is used when you give advice what to do or what not to do to others.
In English, this is equivalent to “You should 〜 or You should not 〜”. In other words, it’s advice in positive and negative meaning.
Formation for 〜方がいい (hougaii)
① 〜verb (dictionary form) +方がいい
② 〜verb (denial form) +方がいい
Example for ～ほうがいい(〜hougaii)
(You should sleep early)
⇒In this sentence, I want to say “I give you advice to sleep early.”
(You should not smoke)
⇒In this sentence, I want to say “I give you advice not to smoke.”
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