でしょう

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  • でしょう deshou
  • irregular reading
    でしょ desho

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  • polite languageExpression
    seems, I think, I guess, I wonder, I hope
    • see also: 
  • don't you agree?, I thought you'd say that!

    Example sentences

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    • Japanese sentence

      「確かにそこまで美人だと逆に引いちゃいますね」「でしょう」 

      Sentence analysis
      English translation

      "Certainly if someone is _that_ beautiful you'd draw back from approaching her." "Thought you'd agree."

    • Japanese sentence

      これは本物のダイヤでしょう。 

      Sentence analysis
      English translation

      This is probably a real diamond.