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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
She left the store because she didn't have anything else that she had to buy
Books and friends should be few but good
The question whether we should go or stay comes next
You should visit Kyoto
You should be more sensitive to how people feel about your words
We should not resort to violence
You have to get more exercise in order to stave off senility
You should be more thoughtful of your safety
You should persist in your efforts to learn English
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