Decoded Slug: ~どうですか。 (〜dou desu ka.)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~どうですか。 (〜dou desu ka.)

~どうですか。 (〜dou desu ka.)

Short explanation:

Asking for opinions or suggestions; 'how about', 'what do you think of'.


Noun + は/が + どうですか, Verb-casual + の + どうですか, い-Adjective + どうですか, な-Adjective + な + どうですか


Kono eiga wa dou desu ka?
How about this movie? / What do you think of this movie?
Bangohan ni sushi wo taberu no wa dou desu ka?
How about eating sushi for dinner?
Kono heya wa hiroi to omoimasu ga, dou desu ka?
I think this room is spacious, what do you think?
Atarashii kaisha no youken ga kibishii desu ne. Suzuki-san, tenshoku suru nara dou desu ka?
The new company's requirements are strict, aren't they? Suzuki-san, how about changing jobs if that's the case?

Long explanation:

The ~どうですか grammar point is used to ask for someone's opinion or suggestion on something. It can be translated as 'how about' or 'what do you think of' in English. This expression is neither casual nor formal and can be used in various situations.

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