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べきだ
bekida
JLPT N2
Edit  dc
Meaning
V, ought to, must
you must call your parents
Edit  dc
Formation
See also
Phrases
こどもたちにはしんじつをはなすようにおしえるべきです。
Children should be taught to speak the truth.
Edit  #141 Amatuka
わたしがかれをたすけるべきりゆうはまったくありません。
There is no reason why I should help him.
Edit  #142 Amatuka
「きんをえらぶべきだった。」
"I should have taken the money."
Edit  #4398 Miki
「ふとっているひとはみんなダイエットすべきだとおもう。」「あなた、わたしのことをいっているの。」
I think all fat people should go on a diet. Are you referring to me?
Edit  #4399 Miki
つきにそうかいをかいさいすべきだというていあんがあった。
There was a suggestion that the general meeting should take place in October.
Edit  #4400 Miki
あなたにはもっとはやくすべてをうちあけるべきだった。
I should have told you everything earlier.
Edit  #4401 Miki
あなたはこのきかいをりようすべきだ。
You should make use of this chance.
Edit  #4402 Miki
あなたはそれをはじめにいっとくべきだった。
You should have mentioned it at the outset.
Edit  #4403 Miki
あなたは、このにこうをはぶくべきだ。
You should omit these two line.
Edit  #4404 Miki
としうえのひとにはけいいをはらうべきだ。
You should respect your elders.
Edit  #8112 karekano
かのじょをけいしすべきではない。
You should not think lightly of her.
Edit  #8113 karekano
はきのうはいしゃにいくべきだったのに。
Tom should have gone to the dentist yesterday.
Edit  #8114 karekano
かのじょのけってんにはめをつぶってやるべきだ。
You must bear with her faults.
Edit  #8115 karekano
つうしょうしょうへきはひくくすべきだ。
The trade barriers must be lowered.
Edit  #8116 karekano
はものはあかんぼうのてのとどかないところにおくべきだ。
We have to hide sharp things from babies.
Edit  #8117 karekano
ジョージはたいじゅうがへっている。いしゃにみてもらうべきだ。
George is losing weight. He ought to see a doctor.
Edit  #8118 karekano
どんなばあいでも、まじめにしょくをさがしているひとはしょくぎょうあんていしょにあたってみるべきです。
In any case, serious job-seekers had better turn to an employment angency for help.
Edit  #8120 karekano
しゃっきんせずにくらすぐらいのふんべつはあってしかるべきだ。
You should have more sense than to get into debt.
Edit  #8261 karekano
Discussion and comments
vru +bekida
suru-subekida,suru bekida
jayati
see also すべき a contraction of する + べき
Amatuka
does not always come before the cupola (da, desu etc)
Amatuka
My preference would be to have the entry as べき, but it's your database. ;-)
Amatuka
Formed from Verb + beki
Past tense, negative etc are possible.
V = verb
Amatuka
I was just going through the grammer "bekida". I find this grammer is figuring in both level 3 and level 2. I find that the expalnations are contradictory to each other. I feel the entry in level 3 should be deleted .
prahlada
this is the same べき that is in level 3 the only diffrence is the だ sentence final, which has nothing to do with the should or ought to part of the grammar. it is just the casual sentance ending. so I think this entry should be merged with the level 3 and then deleted.
tigert
I think 真実 in ex #141 should be 信実 according to the translation.
Cyrus