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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

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

Sample Sentences for 方が良い

You had better not read this book.
Even though I know a little Japanese, I think we'd better speak in English.
You should prepare for the future.
You may as well postpone your departure.
You'd better not go out.

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