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Decoded Slug: ~ようにしましょう (〜you ni shimashou)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ようにしましょう (〜you ni shimashou)

~ようにしましょう (〜you ni shimashou)

Short explanation:

A suggestion to make an effort or try to do something; 'let's try to', 'let's make sure to'.


Verb-volitional + ようにしましょう, い-Adjective + ようにしましょう,な-Adjective + にようにしましょう, Noun + にようにしましょう


Mainichi undou suru you ni shimashou.
Let's try to exercise every day.
Hayaku neru you ni shimashou.
Let's make sure to go to bed early.
Shinsetsu ni suru you ni shimashou.
Let's try to be kind.
Jikan wo muda ni shinai you ni shimashou.
Let's make sure not to waste time.

Long explanation:

The ~ようにしましょう grammar point is used to suggest making an effort or trying to do something. It can be translated as 'let's try to' or 'let's make sure 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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