Tag: はず

  • Expecting the residence to be around here with はず

    Grammar Explanation

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    Cocoa gets lost looking for the residence she’ll be staying at. She stops by at a café to rest, and there she asks the barista about it.

    ココア:
    香風(かふう)さんちってこの(ちか)はずなんだけど()ってる?」
    “The Kafuu residence should be around here, but do you know of it?”

    Note the presence of なんだけど.

  • Expecting to be alone with はず

    Grammar Explanation

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    After Chino shows Cocoa to the changing room, Chino goes to get Cocoa’s uniform. Left alone, Cocoa gets a feeling otherwise.

    ココア:
    (だれ)いないはずなのに(だれ)()られているような」
    “Even though I’m sure there isn’t anyone (here), I feel like I’m being watched by someone.”

    Note the presence of なのに.

  • Expecting stew for dinner with はず

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    At the end of her school day, Chino pauses to think about tonight’s meal.

    チノ:
    今日(きょう)夕飯(ゆうはん)はココアさんがシチューを(つく)ってくれるはず…」
    “Cocoa-san should be making stew for dinner today.”
  • Expectation with はず

    はず expresses the expectation that something should or is sure to take place. It follows a verb or adjective and is often followed by だ.

    はず is followed by なのに when things don’t turn out as expected. Variations of this are なんだけど, なのだが, and なのですが.

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