意向形ではないか [〜ようではないか] (youdehanaika)
Meaning: why don't we
Example: 一緒に勉強 しようではないか。/ Why don't we study together?
JLPT Level: 2
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|Used to make invitations or proposals. Used for major events, as opposed to every day stuff (not sure how to distinguish between the two.)|| |
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|dc||so nowadays this whole grammar would usually be |
|Miki||行きましょうか is used as conv and is not formal, just polite.|
行く is not a good ex becuase the formal form is 参りましょうか(謙譲語_けんじょうご）.
|Amatuka||Basically 'violitional form verb + dehanaika'.|
Much the same meaning as 'violitional form verb' + 'ka'
Presumably the former is a little less 'pushy'?
|quobobo||My Japanese teacher (native Japanese) told me that this wasn't used much in conversation, but frequently in things like politician's speeches (hence the "peaceful society" example I suppose). Not 100% sure on this, can anyone else back this up?|| |
|Miki||quobobo, you are right. We don't often use 〜ようではないか in conversation nowadays. Instead, as dc mentioned above, しようか、しましょう are used. Even a politician say 「平和で住みやすい社会を 作りましょう！」on street. 作ろう じゃありませんか is also used in speech.|| |
|bluntcrayon||quobobo - you are right about it not being used much in normal conversation. I also want to add that this is used to suggest or call for something that is relatively important (e.g world peace) and not trivial / everyday matters such as what food to eat etc. || |
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