Definition of べき



  • should; must; that one ought to; to be done - suf. to verbs
  • -able - passive ending
  • probably; likely

Example Sentences

You should have listened to me.
Food and drink were served in such profusion at the wedding that the bride and groom began to wonder if they should not have invited more guests.
They should go, regardless of whether they're men or women.
Learning should not be forced. Learning should be encouraged.
He has the capacity to be a future leader of the nation.

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