[Japanese speaking phrase] ねえ、….ない?: Hey, why don’t you…/how about…?

Today, I’m going to share an everyday conversational phrase. Let’s learn it quickly and start using it right away!

——-Today’s Phrase——-

ねえ、               ない?
Hey, why don’t you…/how about…?

This phrase is used when casually inviting friends to do something.


Simply change the verb to the nai-form to create a phrase!

1. カフェに入(はい)る: go into a cafe

Hey, why don’t we go into a cafe?

2. いっしょにゲームする: play games together
Hey, do you want to play a game together?

3. カラオケに行(い)く: go to karaoke
Hey, how about going to karaoke?


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