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Decoded Slug: ~とあれば (〜to areba)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~とあれば (〜to areba)

~とあれば (〜to areba)

Short explanation:

Express a condition; 'if', 'when', 'since'.


Verb-casual + とあれば, い-Adjective + とあれば,な-Adjective + だとあれば, Noun + だとあれば


Muryou to areba, dare demo riyou shitai to omoimasu.
If it's free, everyone would want to use it.
Kono kyoku ga nagareru to areba, kare wa kanarazu odorihajimemasu.
If this song plays, he will definitely start dancing.
Ashita ga kyuujitsu da to areba, konya wa osoku made okite iraremasu.
If tomorrow is a holiday, I can stay up late tonight.
Kare ga sanka suru to areba, kono ibento wa seikou deshou.
If he participates, this event will be successful.

Long explanation:

The ~とあれば grammar point is used to express a condition or a premise which the speaker strongly believes to be true. It can be translated as 'if', 'when', or 'since' in English. This is often used in contexts where the condition prompts a certain response or leads to a certain conclusion.

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