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English Reference for beki (べき)

Kanji
Kana
べき
beki
Definitions
  1. auxiliary usually kana should (suf. to verbs), must, that one ought to, to be done
  2. (passive ending) -able
Example sentences
You should apologize to her for being so distant
You should tell him the truth
He deserves to be promoted
Good traditions should be preserved
You should pay your debts
You should leave out these two lines
The teachers could not decide where to build the new schoolhouse
You should give a good example to your children
In such cases, adults should not scold them instantly, but be patient with them, considering their mental growth
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