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Decoded Slug: ~たらいい (〜tara ii)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~たらいい (〜tara ii)

~たらいい (〜tara ii)

Short explanation:

Expressing a desire or suggestion for a particular outcome; 'it would be good if', 'should', 'I hope'.


Verb-casual-past + たらいい


Motto benkyou shitara ii desu yo.
It would be good if you studied more.
Ame ga yandara ii na.
I hope the rain stops.
Hayaku genki ni nattara ii desu ne.
It would be good if you got well soon.
Kare ni renraku shitara ii to omoimasu.
I think it would be good if you contacted him.

Long explanation:

The ~たらいい grammar point is used to express a desire, suggestion or hope for a particular outcome. It can be translated as 'it would be good if', 'should', or 'I hope' in English. The formation is simple, and it is used with verbs in their casual past tense form.

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