Do you ever feel bad about things you have done? We call them regrets, we regret less good things we do. I went swimming on a cold day and I caught a cold. I regret going swimming last week. The tofu ice cream was not good. I regret getting tofu ice cream, I should have gotten green tea ice cream.
We also often use should have to talk about regrets.
Should have + Past Participle (過去分詞)
- I was late to work. I should have gotten up earlier.
- I ate too much tempura and feel sick. I shouldn’t have eaten so much.
- I have a cold. I should have worn a jacket.
- Settsu is more peaceful than Osaka City. I should have moved here two years ago.