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可き
Readings
べき
beki
Meanings
Auxiliary
Usually written using kana alone
should (suf. to verbs), must, that one ought to, to be done

(passive ending) -ablesollen, müssen
Kanji
ON: カ, コクKUN: -べ.き, -べ.し
can, passable, mustn't, should not, do not

Example sentences
あなたにはまず最初に尋ねるべきだったでしょうか。Parts: 貴方 (あなた), には, 先ず (まず), 最初 (さいしょ), 尋ねる (たずねる), 可き (べき), でしょう (でしょ)Should I have asked you first?

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