stating Personal opinions and remarks with 「~と 思います。 」

「~と 思います。」
I think that ~
I believe that ~

The literal translation for 「と思います。」means “I think that~” or “I believe that~” . It sounds like a rather conservative or reserved mannerism, but in a culture like that of Japan that avoids conflicts in confrontation, it is more appropriiate to say “I think it is~” or “I believe that it is~” to state an opinion.

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