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[ほう()··()·]
hougayoi
expression, i adjective

Alternate Written Forms:

[ほうが()·]
hougayoi
[ほう()···]
hougayoi

Root Words:

[ほう() + が + ()·]
hou + ga + yoi

English Meaning(s) for 方が良い

expression, i adjective
  1. had better ... (after past tense verb)
  2. had better not ... (after negative verb)

Meanings for each kanji in 方が良い

direction; person; alternative Kanji Details »
good; pleasing; skilled Kanji Details »

Conjugations for 方が良い

Adjective stem
[ほう()··()]
hougayo
te-form
[ほう()··()··]
hougayokute
Negative te-form
[ほう()··()····]
hougayokunakute
Adverbial Form
[ほう()··()·]
hougayoku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[ほう()··()·]
hougayoi
Present Indicative Negative Form
[ほう()··()···]
hougayokunai
Past Indicative Form
[ほう()··()···]
hougayokatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[ほう()··()·····]
hougayokunakatta
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[ほう()··()···]
hougayokereba
Present Indicative Negative Form
[ほう()··()·····]
hougayokunakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
[ほう()··()····]
hougayokunakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
[ほう()··()····]
hougayokattara
Present Indicative Negative Form
[ほう()··()······]
hougayokunakattara
Nominalized Form
Objective Form
[ほう()··()·]
hougayosa

Sample Sentences for 方が良い

It's faster to reserve a taxi.
I would rather stay home than go out.
You may as well leave home at once.
You'd better start at once in case you miss the bus.
Shouldn't we be going soon?

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