Hazu (はず)

Meaning: must be, should be, supposed to
JLPT Level: N4

kurei san wa amerika jin dakara, eigo ga wakaru hazu desu.
Clay-mr.-American-therefore-English-(subject marker)-understand-should-is
Since Clay is an American, he should understand English.

kono yama no naka ni ichi oku en ga kakushite aru hazu desu.
this-mountain-‘s-middle-in-one-billion (hundred million)-yen-(subject)-hidden-there is-should be
That mountain is supposed to have a billion Yen hidden inside.


The statement may or may not be true, but it is expected to be true.

Verbs: Plain form of verb + はず
2) Nouns: Noun + の + はず

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