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べきだ [べきだ] (bekida)
    Meaning: V, ought to, must
    Example: you must call your parents
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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vru +bekida
suru-subekida,suru bekida
 
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ex #141   子供たちには真実を話すように教えるべきです。 
Children should be taught to speak the truth.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #142   私が彼を助けるべき理由はまったくありません。 
There is no reason why I should help him.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #4398   「金を選ぶべきだった。」  
"I should have taken the money."  
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(Miki)
ex #4399   「太っている人はみんなダイエットすべきだと思う。」「あなた、私のことを言っているの。」 
I think all fat people should go on a diet. Are you referring to me?  
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(Miki)
ex #4400   10月に総会を開催すべきだという提案があった。 
There was a suggestion that the general meeting should take place in October.  
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(Miki)
ex #4401   あなたにはもっと早く全てを打ち明けるべきだった 
I should have told you everything earlier.  
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(Miki)
ex #4402   あなたはこの機会を利用すべきだ 
You should make use of this chance.  
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(Miki)
ex #4403   あなたはそれを初めに言っとくべきだった 
You should have mentioned it at the outset.  
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(Miki)
ex #4404   あなたは、この二行を省くべきだ 
You should omit these two line.  
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(Miki)
ex #8112   年上の人には敬意を払うべきだ 
You should respect your elders.  
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(karekano)
ex #8113   彼女を軽視すべきではない。 
You should not think lightly of her.  
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(karekano)
ex #8114   トムはきのう歯医者に行くべきだったのに。  
Tom should have gone to the dentist yesterday.  
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(karekano)
ex #8115   彼女の欠点には目をつぶってやるべきだ 
You must bear with her faults.  
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(karekano)
ex #8116   通商障壁は低くすべきだ 
The trade barriers must be lowered.  
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(karekano)
ex #8117   刃物は赤ん坊の手の届かない所に置くべきだ 
We have to hide sharp things from babies.  
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(karekano)
ex #8118   ジョージは体重が減っている。医者にみてもらうべきだ 
George is losing weight. He ought to see a doctor.  
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(karekano)
ex #8120   どんな場合でも、まじめに職を捜している人は職業安定所に当たってみるべきです。 
In any case, serious job-seekers had better turn to an employment angency for help.  
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(karekano)
ex #8261   借金せずに暮らすぐらいの分別はあってしかるべきだ 
You should have more sense than to get into debt.  
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(karekano)

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  Comments:  
Amatukasee also すべき a contraction of する + べき 
Amatukadoes not always come before the cupola (da, desu etc) 
AmatukaMy preference would be to have the entry as べき, but it's your database. ;-) 
AmatukaFormed from Verb + beki
Past tense, negative etc are possible.
V = verb
 
prahladaI 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 . 
tigertthis 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.
 
CyrusI think 真実 in ex #141 should be 信実 according to the translation. 

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