Japanese 101 - Let's and Shall We with the verb stem + ましょう

By placing ましょう onto the end of the verb stem, it means Let's + the verb. The verb stem is obtained by removing the -masu ending from the long form.

Alternatively, this pattern is also often used as a polite way to suggest doing some activity. It is the equivalent of Shall we + the verb? in English. See the table below for some example sentences using this pattern.