[JLPT grammar] ​Is そうですね only for agreement?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N5 course!


[Student’s Question]

A: あなたは 学生ですか。
B: はい、そうです。
In this scenario, can you also say そうですね in response? Or is that only for agreement?

*学生(がくせい) student


[My Reply]

そうですね is used for agreement.

A:きょうはあついですね。It is hot today, right?
B:そうですね。 Yes, it is(=I agree).

It sounds weird to use そうですね in your sentences because it would mean that B agrees with A’s question.
A: あなたは 学生ですか。Are you a student?
-B: はい、そうですね。Yes, I agree.
-B: はい、そうです。Yes, I am.

Use そうですね when you are asked to agree or when you agree with their opinion.

I hope my answer helps you.😊


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