でしょう can usually be understood to mean "probably." But does it sometimes mean the same thing as ですね? What other meanings can it have? Can it mean "you know?"
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Aside from the meaning of "probably", I've heard でしょう (だろう) used in the following manners:
There is another slightly different use that takes some getting used to. Weather reporters frequently use でしょう to indicate likely weather:
At first it always seemed like they were asking me for confirmation:)
To agree with previous posters, ですね and でしょう are pretty different. The former is sort of a neutral comment, but can imply a question, whereas the latter is more implicitly asking for some kind of confirmation.
味が変ですね。-This tastes odd (wouldn't you agree?) 味が変でしょう。 - Doesn't this taste odd?
でしょう is like です, but with less certainty. It's used when someone is pretty sure something is that way, but not entirely.
So yes, it's a bit like 'probably', but that's not actually what it means.
It's often used when someone wants to see if someone else agrees with them before committing to it, too.