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〜そうだ/そうです

In this lesson, I will teach you how to use the grammar rule 〜そうだ/そうです.


Usage 1:

①Dictionary Form of Verb + そうだ/そうです
②イ-Adjective + そうだ/そうです
②ナ-Adjective + だ + そうだ/そうです

Meaning of Usage 1:

It’s said that…


Examples of Usage 1:

Below are some example sentences to help you learn the Usage 1 of this grammar rule.

あめるそうです。
It’s said that it’s going to rain.
 
このパソコンとてもいいそうです。
It’s said that this computer is very good.
 
このテスト簡単かんたんだそうです。
It’s said that this test is easy.

Usage 2:

①Polite Form of Verb (delete the ます in the end)+ そうだ/そうです
②イ-Adjective(delete the い in the end) + そうだ/そうです
③ナ-Adjective + そうだ/そうです

Meaning of Usage 2:

It seems that…


Examples of Usage 2:

Below are some example sentences to help you learn the Usage 2 of this grammar rule.

わたしつかれてにそうです。
I’m too tired that I feel like dying.
 
このほんむずかしそうです。
It seems that this book is hard.
 
この問題もんだい簡単かんたんそうです。
It seems that this question is easy.

Note:

Below are the exceptions.
いい→よさそうだ
ない→なさそうだ

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2 thoughts on “〜そうだ/そうです

  1. Hello,

    I would just like to clarify. For the 2nd usage, do you no longer need to add -だ at the end of the ナ-Adjective?

    Thank you in advance.

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      Yes! You don’t need to add だ

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