JLPT N1 Grammar (houdai)

Meaning

doing as one pleases; to one's heart's content; leaving uncontrolled

How to use

Verb (ます stem) ます + (たい)放題

Learn Japanese grammar: 【ほうだい】(houdai). Meaning: doing as one pleases; to one’s heart’s content; leaving uncontrolled.

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Example #1

やきにくたべほうだいおとなひとり2,500えん。
yakiniku tabehoudai otona hitori 2,500 en.
All-you-can-eat BBQ for one adult is 2,500 yen.
Example #2

このゲームをつかいほうだいにします。
kono geemu o tsukai houdai ni shimasu.
I will play this game as much as I want.
Example #3

ひごろのふまんをいいたいほうだいいったら、きぶんがすっきりした。
higoro no fuman o iitai houdai ittara, kibun ga sukkiri shita.
I felt refreshed after saying all I wanted to say.
Example #4

ぼくのいえへくればほんはよみほうだいだ。
boku no ie e kureba hon wa yomi houdai da.
You can read as many books as you want when you come to my house.
Example #5

こどもにはじぶんのすきなようにやりたいほうだいさせておけばいい。
kodomo ni wa jibun no sukina you ni yaritai houdai sasete okeba ii.
Let the kids do whatever they want.
Example #6

そのいえはながいあいだていれされていなかったので、あれほうだいだった。
sono ie wa nagai aida teire sarete inakatta node, are houdai datta.
That house hasn't been touched for a long time, so it's really dirty.
Example #7

さいきんのむすこときたら、かみもひげものびほうだいで、むさくるしいといったらない。
saikin no musuko tokitara, kami mo hige mo nobi houdai de, musa kurushii to ittaranai.
My son's beard has grown long lately, he looks really messy.

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