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Learn JLPT N4 Grammar: たらどうですか (tara dou desu ka)

Meaning: why don’t you…

You use たらどうですか to advise somebody to do something

Formation:

Verb-casual, past + たらどう(ですか)

Example sentences:

会社を出る前に書類仕事を片付けてしまったらどう?
Why don’t you get the paperwork over with before we leave the office?
kaisha o deru mae ni shorui shigoto o katazukete shimattara dou.

 

フェイスブックの株を今すぐ売ってしまったらどうですか?
What do you think about just selling out Facebook shares right now?
feisubukku no kabu o ima sugu utte shimattara dou desu ka.

 

たまには礼を言ったらどうですか?現状ではそのほうがよほど威厳が保てますよ。
Try saying thanks. It’s more dignified, under the circumstances.
tama ni wa rei o ittara dou desu ka. genjou de wa sono hou ga yohodo igen ga tamotemasu yo.

 

なくてもすむものがいくつかあります。荷物を少し軽くしたらどうですか?
There are things we can do without. Why not lighten the load a bit?
nakute mo sumu mono ga ikutsuka arimasu. nimotso o sukoshi karuku shitara dou desu ka.


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価格の高いが小規模な仕事の代わりに、大きく大胆なプロジェクトにチャレンジしてみたらどうですか?
Why don’t you get associated with a big and bold project, instead of small and precious one?
kakaku no takai ga shoukibo na shigoto no kawari ni, ookiku daitan na purojekuto ni charenji shite mitara dou desu ka.

 

お財布がベッドの下にないかどうか探したらどうですか?
Maybe you should look under the bed for your wallet.
osaifu ga beddo no shita ni nai ka dou ka sagashitara dou desu ka.

 

待って。その前に椅子に座ったらどう?
Hold on. Before you begin, why don’t you sit down?
matte. sono mae ni isu ni suwattara dou.

 

じゃ、きみは暇なんだな。来てみたらどう?
Then you’re free. Why don’t you come on over?
ja, kimi wa hima nan da na. kite mitara dou.

 

それはネットで調べたらどう?
Why don’t you look it up on the Internet?
sore wa netto de shirabetara dou.

 

Similar grammar:

てみる (temiru): try to do something
ませんか (masen ka): let’s, won’t you
ていただけませんか (te itadakemasen ka): can you please, could I get


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