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Decoded Slug: ~はずだ (〜hazu da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~はずだ (〜hazu da)

~はずだ (〜hazu da)

Short explanation:

Expresses an expectation, 'should' or 'it is supposed to'.


Verb-casual + はずだ, い-Adjective + はずだ, な-Adjective + なはずだ, Noun + のはずだ


Kare wa mou tsuita hazu da.
He should have arrived by now.
Kono kusuri wo nomu to, itami ga nakunaru hazu da.
If you take this medicine, the pain should go away.
Ashita wa hareru hazu da.
It is supposed to be sunny tomorrow.
Kanojo wa genki na hazu da.
She is supposed to be well.

Long explanation:

The ~はずだ grammar point is used to express an expectation or belief that something is true, even if it has not been confirmed. It can be translated as 'should', 'it is supposed to', or 'ought to' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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