Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Making Suggestions 「どうですか」

Japanese Grammar: たらどうですか

Before starting the exercise for making suggestions 「どうですか」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Reference
Genki II – Lesson 14: ~たらどうですか?
Tae Kim’s Guide – Desire and Suggestions (*last part)

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Particles Making Suggestions 「どうですか」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  How about taking a little rest?
すこやすんだらどう(ですか)?
 2.  How about enjoying (it) more? 
もっとたのしんだらどう(ですか)?
 3.  How about watching a new movie?
あたらしいえいたらどう(ですか)?
 4.  How about looking (it) up in (the) dictionary?
しょ調しらべたらどう(ですか)?
 5.  How about coming together with (your) friend?
友達ともだち一緒いっしょたらどう(ですか)?
 6.  How about studying in the morning?
あさべんきょうすればどう(ですか)?
 7.  How about reading Japanese books?
ほんほんめばどう(ですか)?
 8.  How about living in Australia?
オーストラリアにめばどう(ですか)?
 9.  How about waiting for (your) father?
とうさんをてばどう(ですか)?
 10.  How about going inside?
なかはいればどう(ですか)? 

Note

This expression is mostly used between friends, family and people you have a close relationship with. When you are in business situations, it’s better to utilize the form; 「…てみる (Expressing “try”)」. For example, 「少し休んでみたらどうですか?」 sounds more formal.

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