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方が良い
ほうが良い
方がよい
Readings
ほうがよい
hougayoi
English
Expression
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
after past tense verb
had better ...

Expression
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
See also: した方がいい
after negative verb
had better not ...

Conjugated forms
Present, Future 方が良い
is [x]
方が良くない
is not [x]
Past 方が良かった
was [x]
方が良くなかった
was not [x]
Te-form, Continuative 方が良くて
is [x] and...
方が良くなくて
is not [x] and...
Kanjis
ON: ホウ KUN: かた, -かた, -がた
direction, person, alternative

Stroke: 4 Grade: 2 JLPT: N3 SKIP: 2-2-2 FC: 0022.2


ON: リョウ KUN: よ.い, -よ.い, い.い, -い.い
good, pleasing, skilled

Stroke: 7 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 4-7-4 FC: 3073.3


Phrases
ここにはいない方がよい。
Parts: 此処 (ここ) には 居る (いる) 方が良い (ほうがよい)
We had better not remain here.
We'd better not remain here.
It'd be better if we weren't here.

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