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English Reference for beki (べき)

  1. auxiliary usually kana should (suf. to verbs), must, that one ought to, to be done
  2. (passive ending) -able
Example sentences
Should the Suez and Panama Canals be internationalized
He is a gentleman and ought to be treated as such
You shouldn't answer your mother back like that when she scolds you
You should buy an answering machine
You shouldn't have said such a thing to her
The death penalty should be abolished
You ought not to have disclosed the secret
Teachers should deal fairly with their pupils
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