お勧め vs RECOMMEND

I’ve found that “お勧めの********は?” is often translated as “What is your recommend ********”, which is incorrect.

As I always tell mydents, it’s important to understand what a word is (noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc.). So today, I want to point out..

動詞 – RECOMMEND


名詞 – RECOMMENDATION

Now we know this, we can apply the correct grammar. Here are some common examples for you.

  • What do you recommend?
  • What dish do you recommend?
  • What is your recommended dish?  (受身系)
  • Where do you recommend I visit in Kyoto?
  • My father recommended the BLT sandwich.
  • I can’t recommend her.  She’s too selfish.

Now, because RECOMMENDATION is a noun, our options are few.

  • What is your recommendation?
  • His recommendation is to invest money in cryptocurrency.
  • My best recommendation for traveling in Kyoto is to rent some electrically-assisted bicycles.