たらどう - Grammar Discussion

why don’t you

Structure
Verb[ た・ら ] + どう・です・か
Verb[ た・ら ] + どうだ
Verb[ た・ら ] + どう
Verb[ た・ら ] ?

[suggestion/advice, can be used to indirectly criticize someone(or can be interpreted as criticism, even if there is no such intention!) for not already taking suggested action, less direct than Verb[ば]+いい]

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If I understand correctly, this literally translates to “what if you did ___?”, which retains the meaning of giving advice and potential criticism, but is much easier to connect.

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Hey :grinning:

Yes, it is very good English approximation :+1:

Cheers,

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I see the following constructions listed:

〜たらどうですか。
〜たらどう?
〜たら?

Why isn’t 〜たらどうだ? among them?

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@nienque

Hey and thanks for the suggestion!
It has been added to the grammar point and alternative answers!

Cheers! :+1:

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Can this construction be used with the えば conditional form?