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あつ  およ  ほう いい   
On a hot day, it's better to swim!
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この 宿        から          いい かなぁ  
I don't understand this homework, so I wonder if it's better to ask the teacher.
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    ため       いい   
It's good to rest in order for your cold to get better.
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もう        いいです  
It would be better to think it over.
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        いいです   
You had better watch out for cars.
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ここ  いる から            
Since you're here, you had better eat dinner.
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すぐに やった      
You had better do it soon.
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ここ      なった   よい     
It would be better if you took a rest here.
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     もらった       
You should have that examined at the hospital.
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そろそろ               
I think you had better rest soon.

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Natsu
Level: 5
(10 years ago)
めたです
You should warm up the bathtub's water.
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Construction
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AVerb: Casual, past (た) ほう
 
AVerb: ない form
 
 
いい
Basic Examples:
んだいい (it would be better to drink)

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The いい may also be put int o the past form.
to show an idea that happened in the past.

ex:べたほうがかった = would have been better to eat
11 years ago
avatar くるるぎくん - Level 1
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The verb may also be in the dictionary form with this construction. The suggestions expressed with the verb in the dictionary form are slightly less strong than the ones with the verb in the past tense plain.
12 years ago
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Discussion about this grammar
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Years Studied: 2
Studying: 2
Level: 1, : 66
I found that this is one of the few times when a kanji is used that it can confuse you versus using hiragana. When using , I find myself confusing it with stem+ (かた), for some reason, even though when you see がいい, it shouldn't.
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12 years ago (Edited 12 years ago.)
Level: 1, : 4
When looking through the user sentences, I noticed some that had the negative past form of a verb before が. Isn't the verb preceding がいい in a negative statement always in present-tense?

e.g., についてとてもどぎまぎだから、しなかったがいい。
The end should be: しないがいい。 Right?
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11 years ago
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Level: 105, : 6,478
Yes, you're right. the いい part can be changed to the past to refer to an opinion that happened in the past, but I don't think I've ever heard it the way that sentence is written.
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11 years ago
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Years Studied: 5
Level: 13, : 106

I think the negative ないがいい should also be included here, couldn't find it elsewhere on the site. Not sure if both are part of N4 though, although we did study both together pretty early on.

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7 years ago (Edited 7 years ago.)
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Level: 105, : 6,478

Agreed, and added!

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7 years ago
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Level: 1, : 51

テストがあるのでしたがいいです。

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6 years ago
Years Studied: Since Nov 2018
Studying: JLPT N3
Level: 1, : 17
alekth は 03 25, 4:00に
I think the negative ないがいい should also be included here, couldn't find it elsewhere on the site. Not sure if both are part of N4 though, although we did study both together pretty early on.



https://www.renshuu.org/gramma... Link to negative form is here. Just a heads up




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3 years ago
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Studying: JLPT N2/N1 -------- 44 Games Completed in Japanese
Level: 110, : 342

maybe the meaning "should" should be added as well (next to the current meaning, not as a separate point) :)
source: https://jlptsensei.com/learn-j...

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5 months ago
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I'd be happy to add that!

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5 months ago



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