～ほうがいい ～houga ii
How to make”～ほうがいい..” in Japanese.
- ・ Meaning: it is better to do
- ・ JLPT Level: N4 日本語能力試験N5級レベル
- ・ Category: grammar 文法
You can use ～ほうがいい when you want to say “You had better…. .”
The patterns is below:
verb ta-form + houga ii
verb nai -form + houga ii
You had better.. , You had better not to..
It means “it’s better” or “it would be better”, it may be also used to say that something should (or shouldn’t) be done.
例文：Examples of sentence (with audio)
もっと勉強したほうがいいですよ。motto benkyo shita houga ii desu yo.
You had better study more
レッスンを休まないほうがいいですよ。Lesson o yasumanai houga ii desu yo .
You had better not skip class
あなたはあのケーキを食べないほうがいい。Anata wa ano cake wo tabenai hou ga ii.
You shouldn’t eat that cake.
Keep up with your studies!