What is the difference between



貴方{あなた}には、会うべき御方{おかた}がいる。(or います for politeness)


According to Jisho.org はずです means "be supposed or expected to (do)" but that does not go in my head for some reason.

Without はずです the sentence means: "There is someone you should meet."


Here's the difference.

There is someone you should meet.

There must be someone you should meet.
I believe there is someone you should meet.

This はず(だ) is a basic grammatical pattern, so please read the following articles:

Not to be confused with べき, which can be also translated to "should". べき refers to one's obligation or correct choice, whereas はず refers to one's belief or expectation about some fact.



literally: You should-meet friend exists(anim.).
means: there is someone who should meet you.


literally: You should-meet friend exists(anim.) supposed is ("should-ed" is).
means: it is supposed that someone should meet you.

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According to Jisho.org はずです means

Tip of the day

It is a reeeealy bad idea to find answers in cases like this in Jisho.
Jisho is a dictinary, not a grammar pattern collection.

The best stratagy is to google with keyword "japanese grammar" + X
In your case it is: japanese grammar はずです

And voila - you get the solution!

  • 1
    It doesn't seem like you translated べき? – Leebo Jul 9 '19 at 22:13
  • oh, sorry, I'll correct it now. Thanks. – Tchibi-kun Jul 9 '19 at 22:16

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