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Decoded Slug: もしも~なら (moshimo ~ nara)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
もしも~なら (moshimo ~ nara)

もしも~なら (moshimo ~ nara)

Short explanation:

Express a hypothetical condition or situation; 'if', 'in case', 'suppose'


Verb-casual + なら, い-Adjective + なら, な-Adjective + なら, Noun + なら


Moshimo ashita ame ga futta nara, dekakemasen.
If it rains tomorrow, I won't go out.
Moshimo kare ga konakatta nara, watashitachi dake de paatii wo shimasu.
If he doesn't come, we'll have the party just by ourselves.
Moshimo kanojo ga tsukarete iru nara, yasumasete agete kudasai.
If she is tired, please let her rest.
Moshimo sore ga shinjitsu nara, mitomenakereba narimasen.
If that is true, we have to admit it.

Long explanation:

The もしも~なら grammar point is used to express a hypothetical condition or situation, often with a sense of uncertainty. It can be translated as 'if', 'in case', or 'suppose'. The formation varies slightly based on whether it is used with a verb, an い-adjective, a な-adjective, or a noun.

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