Decoded Slug: 要是 (yàoshi) - If

Mandarin Grammar Point
要是 (yàoshi) - If

要是 (yàoshi) - If

Short explanation:

Used to express a conditional or hypothetical situation, equivalent to 'if' in English.


要是 + Condition, + Outcome


Yàoshi wǒ yǒu zúgōu de shíjiān, wǒ jiù qù lǚxíng.
If I have enough time, I will travel.
Yàoshi tāmen bù lái, wǒmen jiù kāihuì le.
If they don't come, we'll start the meeting.
Yàoshi wǒ zhīdào tā de diànhuà, wǒ jiù gàosù nǐ.
If I knew his phone number, I would tell you.
Yàoshi xiàyǔ, wǒmen jiù bù qù gōngyuán le.
If it rains, we won't go to the park.

Long explanation:

The phrase '要是 (yàoshi)' in Mandarin Chinese is a conjunction used to represent 'if' or 'suppose' and is commonly used to begin hypothetical or conditional sentences. It suggests that the following clause is a condition for the subsequent clause to occur.

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