N5 Lesson 8: 5/13
たほうがいい た方がいい

たほうがいい

it'd be better to


Structure Legend
Structure
CasualPolite
Verb[た]+ 方 + + いい
[Strong suggestion/advice*, with indirect implication of negative consequences if the listener doesn't follow it (they will become ill etc.) ]

[方がいい can be used with Verb[る] as well. However, it is more of a recommendation/general opinion than a suggestion or advice]

[*Not as strong as べき]

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お医者(いしゃ)さん聞(き)いた方(ほう)がいい
Reload
Slow
Normal
It would be better to ask a doctor.

Genki I : Page 232
Genki I 2nd Edition : Page 272
みんなの日本語 II : Page 48 [CH 32]
[DBJG] A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar : Page 138
Marugoto Elementary 2 (A2) Rikai : Page 56
Tae Kim's Japanese Grammar Guide : Page 269