2 Replies ・ Started by DoubleZeta at 2021-05-03 14:32:20 UTC ・ Last reply by DoubleZeta at 2021-05-04 02:21:47 UTC

Difference between そう and だろう?

If I want to say "The (your) bento looks delicious.", is it:
1) お弁当が上手いだろう。
2) お弁当が上手いそう。

Leebo at 2021-05-03 23:25:29 UTC

Actually neither. It would be うまそう (using no kanji is probably easiest to read).

The "looks delicious" type of そう attaches to an い adjective in place of い, not after い.

If you put the そう after the い, it's actually a different type of そう, meaning "I heard."

So your second sentence means "I heard it's delicious."

And you may be wondering where that leaves だろう. To be honest, I don't really hear うまいだろう or おいしいだろう very often. You can use ~そう basically any time you have made the judgment that something is probably delicious via some kind of inference.

DoubleZeta at 2021-05-04 02:21:47 UTC

Thank you so much for your reply!

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