Japanese Language Book Minna no Nihongo Answer Sheet Chapter 21 Section B Part 6 in Page 176

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Another article with a different focus of the grammar pattern. Actually, this is an article where the grammar pattern is in the form of interrogative sentence or question. That form of question is aiming as the speaker expects the listener or the other counterpart  has the same opinion with the speaker. Although the statement in the question is just based on the speaker’s interpretation of something and without some objective evidences to prove it. There is a sample for this grammar pattern are available in Minna no Nihongo 1 Book Chapter 21. As a reference, it is very useful in order to answer the problem exist in Minna No Nihongo 1 Book, Chapter 21 Section B Part 6 in page 176.

So, just add the でしょう at the end of the sentence to be able to use this type of grammar pattern. In order to use it, be careful with the transformation of the verb and the adjective before the でしょう grammar pattern. Just make sure to change the verb and adjective into the informal form or futsuu kei (普通系・ふつうけい ) as an addition. Below, those are answers are references and alternatives for answering the question exist in Minna No Nihongo 1 Book, Chapter 21 Section B Part 6 in page 176 :

動詞「どうし」: verb
Kanji : 動詞 + でしょう
Hiragana : どうし + でしょう
Romaji : doushi + deshou
Meaning : verb + right ?

―い形容詞・形容詞「―いけいようし・けいようし」: -i adjective (adjectival verb)
Kanji : 形容詞 + でしょう。
Hiragana : けいようし + でしょう。
Romaji : keiyoushi + deshou ?
Meaning : adjectival verb + right ?


名詞「めいし」: noun
Kanji : 動詞 + でしょう。
Hiragana : どうし + でしょう。
Romaji : doushi + deshou ?
Meaning : verb + right ?


Using the above grammar pattern as a reference, the following is the example for each of the grammar pattern :

動詞「どうし」: verb
Kanji : 宿題はあるでしょう。
Hiragana : しゅくだいはあるでしょう?。
Romaji : Shukudai wa aru deshou ?.
Meaning : There is a home work right ?


The above example is an example for the verb followed by ‘deshou’ to ask for opinion or confirmation to the counterpart whether there is a home work or not.

―い形容詞・形容詞「―いけいようし・けいようし」: -i adjective (adjectival verb)
Kanji : あの人は酷いでしょう?
Hiragana : あのひとはひどいでしょう?。
Romaji : Ano hito wa hidoi deshou ?.
Meaning : That person is cruel right ?.


Another example above is also an example using the same grammar pattern. The difference is in the above example is using an -i adjective. It is confirming the counterpart or the listener whether the person pointed in the statement is cruel or not.


名詞「めいし」: noun
Kanji : これは紅葉でしょう?
Hiragana : これはこうようでしょう?
Romaji : Kore wa kouyou deshou ?.
Meaning : This is an autumn leaf (maple leaf) right ?.


The last example is using ‘noun’. In this example, the speaker asking whether the noun in the statement as an example is an autumn leaf or a maple leaf.

Without further explanation, the following is the answer for the question available in Minna no Nihongo Chapter 21 Section B Part 6 in page 176 :

  1. Answer :Kanji  :大阪は 緑が 少ないでしょう?Hiragana :

    おおさかは みどりが すくないでしょう?

    Romaji :

    Oosaka wa midori sukunai deshou?

    Meaning :

    There isn’t much green in Osaka, right?

  2. Answer :Kanji  :ワットさんは 英語の 先生でしょう?Hiragana :

    ワットさんは えいごの せんせいでしょう?

    Romaji :

    Wattosan wa eigo no sensei deshou?

    Meaning :

    Watt is an English teacher, right?

  3. Answer :Kanji  :木村さんは イーさんを 知らないでしょう?Hiragana :

    きむらさんは イーさんを しらないでしょう?

    Romaji :

    Kimurasan wa i-san wo shiranai deshou?

    Meaning :

    Kimura-san doesn’t know Ei-san, right?

  4. Answer :Kanji  :昨日 サッカーの 試合が あったでしょう?Hiragana :

    きのう サッカーの しあいが あったでしょう?

    Romaji :

    Kinou sakka no shiai ga atta deshou?

    Meaning :

    Yesterday you have a soccer match, right?

So, the above answers are for the problems or the questions exist in Minna no Nihongo Chapter 21 Section B Part 6 in page 176.

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