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English Reference for hougaii (ほうがいい)

Kanji
がいい
がよい
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Kana
ほうがいい
hougaii
ほうがよい
hougayoi
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Definitions
Expression adjective (after past tense verb) had better (verb), (after negative verb) had better not (verb)
Conjugations
adjective (keiyoushi) conjugations
Plain/Informal Polite/Formal Negative Plain/Informal Negative Polite/Formal
Present Indicative ほうがいい
hougaii
ほうがいいです
hougaiidesu
ほうがいくない
hougaikunai
ほうがいくありません
hougaikuarimasen
ほうがいくないです
hougaikunaidesu
Past Indicative ほうがいかった
hougaikatta
ほうがいかったです
hougaikattadesu
ほうがいなかった
hougainakatta
ほうがいくありませんでした
hougaikuarimasendeshita
ほうがいくなかったでです
hougaikunakattadedesu
te-form ほうがいくて
hougaikute
Volitional ほうがいかろう
hougaikarou
Provisional ほうがいくければ
hougaikukereba
ほうがいくなければ
hougaikunakereba
Causative ほうがいくさせる
hougaikusaseru
ほうがいくさせない
hougaikusasenai
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Example sentences
Since you look tired, you had better go to bed early
You had better talk as clearly as you can
You had better leave the students to find out for themselves
You may as well see the doctor at once
I prefer going for a walk to seeing the movie
You had better not eat too much
You may as well stay where you are
You had better turn off the light before you go to sleep
It makes sense to pay off your credit card balance every month
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