Decoded Slug: ~となったら (〜to nattara)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~となったら (〜to nattara)

~となったら (〜to nattara)

Short explanation:

Used to express 'when', 'if it comes to', 'in the case of'.


Verb-casual + となったら, Noun + となったら


Ryokou ni iku to nattara, nizouri o shinakute wa narimasen.
If it comes to going on a trip, we have to pack.
Shiken ni ochiru to nattara, doushiyou.
What should I do if I fail the exam.
Kanojo to wakareru to nattara, totemo kanashii desu.
If it comes to breaking up with her, it would be very sad.
Kekkon suru to nattara, jinsei ga kawaru darou.
When it comes to getting married, life will probably change.

Long explanation:

The ~となったら grammar point is used to express a situation that 'when it comes to', 'if it becomes', or 'in the case of'. It emphasizes the idea of 'if it has come to (the point of/scenario of) X, then...'. The formation is straightforward and it can be used with a verb or noun.

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