そうですor らしいです?? そうです vs らしいです: The differet expressions "I heard " [Japanese 'hearsay' expression]

Updated: Sep 5, 2019


そうです vs らしいです

Both そうです and らしいです are used tell someone the information you have heard. But there are differences.

When do you use そうです?

When you use によると(according to) in the same sentence, you should use によると not らしいです。Yea, I know. You are going to ask about ようです, みたいです and のようです...But don't forget, this topic is about 'hearsay'.