Verb［ない］ + か
Part of Speech
Sentence Ending Particle
This expression is a little bit different to ましょうか, in that it sounds directly like an invitation to do (A). ましょうか tends to sound more like a suggestion that (A) should be done.
- 明日は温泉に行きませんか。Won't you go to the onsen with me tomorrow? (Polite)
- 来週は釣りをしに行かないか。Won't you go fishing with me next week? (Casual)
To make it clearer that the speaker wants to do (A) 'with' someone, expressions like 一緒に 'together' are often added, for clarification.
- 一緒にお祭りへ行きませんか。Won't you go to the festival with me?
- ラーメンを食べに行きましょうか。Shall we go eat ramen?
- ラーメンを食べに行きませんか。Won't you go eat ramen with me?
Won't you go eat sushi (with me)?
Won't you play soccer (with me)?
Won't you study grammar with me?
Won't you take a bath with me?
Won't you go shopping (with me) on Friday?
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ませんか – Grammar Discussion
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@deltacat3 Hey! This just has to do with the note found on the grammar point’s Meaning page: “[Often used with 一緒に to clarify that the speaker wants to do something together].” Cheers!
I just wanted to say, that I believe there is a typo in the description.image776×490 48.5 KB
Hey there! This seemed like a typo on our end so we have just fixed it!
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