Offers and invitations

Authored by: Naomi H. McGloin , Mutsuko Endo Hudson , Fumiko Nazikian , Tomomi Kakegawa

Modern Japanese Grammar

Print publication date:  October  2013
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415571999
eBook ISBN: 9780203856628
Adobe ISBN: 9781135151393


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When you are offering or suggesting specific items, expressions such as ikaga desu ka (formal) or its more informal variants doo desu ka and doo? are useful. Sometimes a suggested item is followed by the particle demo ‘or something,’ which suggests that there are other alternatives and hence the offer sounds less imposing (and more polite.)

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