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Decoded Slug: Verb ましょうか。 (〜mashou ka.)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb ましょうか。 (〜mashou ka.)

Verb ましょうか。 (〜mashou ka.)

Short explanation:

Used to make a polite suggestion or offer help; 'shall we', 'should we', 'do you want me to'.


Verb-ます-form (without ます) + ましょうか


Issho ni eiga wo mi ni ikimashou ka.
Shall we go to see a movie together?
Koohii wo mou ippai nomimashou ka.
Should we have another cup of coffee?
Anata no nimotsu wo mochimashou ka.
Do you want me to carry your luggage?
Mado wo akemashou ka.
Shall I open the window?

Long explanation:

The ましょうか grammar point is used to make a polite suggestion, propose an action or offer help. It can be translated as 'shall we', 'should we', or 'do you want me to' in English. This formation is used with verbs in their ます-form, replacing ます with ましょう and adding か.

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