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Construction:
1) ~masu verb - masu + mashou

Here are a few quick and useful examples:

行きましょう
ikimashou.

Let's go.

遊びましょう
asobimashou.

Let's
play.

先生と話しましょう
sensei to hanashimashou.

Let's talk to the teacher.

日本語を勉強しましょう
nihongo o benkyou shimashou.
Let's study Japanese.

This example uses suru. Another example would be:

スカイダイビングしましょう sukai daibingu shimashou. Let's go sky diving.

This construction is very easy if you know the masu (formal) form of the verb. If you are a beginner, you probably want to stick with the ~masu form anyway.

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