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そうだ, そうです

  • sōda,sōdesu

Definition

interjection (kandoushi)

  • that is so
  • that is right
  • it looks to me
  • I am of the impression

Definition

  • people say that (after plain verb, adj)
  • it is said that
  • I hear that

Examples of そうだ,そうです in a Sentence

彼女音楽好きではない」「そうだね」
She likes music, doesn't she? "So she does."
新聞によれば、その大火あったそうだ
According to the papers, there was a big fire in the town.
A burglar broke into the convenience store last month, but I heard the police caught him yesterday.
そうだが、悪い
Yes, what of it?
Dieting accounts for more than one million deaths.
彼女はその孤児世話したそうです。
It is said that she looked after the orphan.
「あなた学生です」「はい、そうです
Are you students? "Yes, we are."
これらはあなたのです」「はい、そうです
Are these your cars? "Yes, they are."
もしもし、ブラウンさんです」「はい、そうです
Hello, is this Mrs. Brown? "Yes, this is Mrs. Brown."
日本人学生です」「はい、そうです
Are you a Japanese student? "Yes, I am."

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