(consult with me.). (It is big enough. In the first case, we use は, and it emphasizes the "Japanese (person)." Let’s go!! = Maggie ga dekaketara watashi mo ikimasu. In Japanese, there’s four (count them, four) ways to say “if”! Often the pronoun is used once and then after that (until the topic shifts to someone else) the pronoun is dropped. But “あなたが行くなら私も行きます。” works fine. I have only one question: can I use volitional form (-tai) before -nara? Subtopics etc. 妖精になるのです→妖精になるのだ→(casual) 妖精になるんだ to become a fairy 日本に行ったら: When the listener gets to Japan or is already in Japan. = Maggie: Gakkou no shukudai nara tetsudaimasen. example: もしこのまま、大人になって、 moshi kono mama, otona ni natte, もし、このままいて、愛し合うなら。 moshi, kono mama ite, aishiau nara. I translated this sentence as “By realising the state of nothingness, they may be able to get as close as possible to the inhuman existence of God and the universe.” Would that work? = I only want a dog if it’s a French Bulldog. If you are going to Japan in winter, you should take a coat with you. (I) am an American.or(He or she) is an American. Yes, “A Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar”. So dizzy now ! Also, ~たら has less restrictions, than なら. For our purposes right now, just memorize a few examples and try to find patterns with other verbs. I agree with your friend, “明日雨なら、試合はないです or 試合はありません。/試合は中止です” is acceptable in conversation but But you can’t use nara here, and I don’t know why. I haven’t yet read up on たら. = If you feel sad, I will be a shield for you. Hi Sensei, ), Thank you both for your answers. If you don’t understand the signs we used in formation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures . Your email address will not be published. There seem to be a lot of inferred particles or something, because there seem to be a bunch of unrelated sentence fragments. Also (perhaps a bit off-topic), coming back to the second halve being present tense; does it imply they are still going out? But why this sentence can not be OK with nara , sensei ? Most of the above are quite straight forward except for changing the verb in Affirmative sentence. ^^ That lesson is currently waiting in my other tab for me to read it. If you buy it now, it will be 50 pct off. (But not in this store.). (知っている is the state of knowing the answer.). why came? If you are in trouble,  talk to me. That is why I told you not to touch it! BIG POINT: Never use “-san” when referring to yourself. For example, I found these sentences, of which my grammar says, you cannot use the nara conditional for them: : If so, then,…. Is it okay if I do that, or is that wrong? isn't used. – もし父がここにいたなら… You could say: However, in natural Japanese, the topic is almost always dropped if it is understood in context (or already stated.). Thankfully, the conjugations are sparse and easy especially since you don’t have to deal with tenses. I don’t understand “cat” language very well but you can count on me for “dog” language. is ~さん ~san. As I mentioned at the beginning, が can also sometimes mark the object of the sentence. * noun + (particle/conjunction+)  なら  ( = nara), * verb plain form  (present tense / past tense) + なら ( = nara), * verb plain form (present tense/ past tense)  + の ( = no) +   なら ( = nara). it was great.keep it up mggie sensei. = Tomodachi to iku nara, hawai, kare to iku nara youroppa. *Sometimes you add ~ば ( = ba) →ならば ( = ba) . Thank you for adding this site to your bookmark! Do you remember how to make a question? Anyway I can just explain my example sentence. The convenience store is right over there. Thank you for this lesson, it’s another piece of the puzzle regarding conditional sentences. = If you’re not going to eat this, can I have it? I still have doubts about this case. It could mean either “they are still dating.” or “talking about their past but focusing on the reason”. Thanks! Don’t how much that matters, but somehow it got deleted! ならよかった! The suggestion of taking a coat should be given before the listener goes to Japan. So the direct translation is not natural but here is the whole structure = If you are not planning to marry me, I will break up with you. If my grandfather were alive, I am sure he would be very happy for my marriage. 1) 彼が好きならそう言えばいいのに。(S1 & S2 current situation) To show relationship or possession between two things just put a の “no” between them. 1. Hello, 買うなら focusing on the time when someone buys a camera – before buying the camera ), I have a quick question, if we wanna use _ない then なら, is it possible? The feelings that I doubt him. If you go to Japan, you should go visit Kyoto. My iPhone is not working. The single album was released May 13, 2020. For living things (people and animals) use ~がいます ~ga imasu. In English we use Subject-Verb-Object (SVO) but in Japanese it is usually Subject-Object-Verb (SOV). (You’re definitely right about songs! Subscribe to Makoto+ today. 買うなら/買ったら both could be translated “If you buy a new camera/When you buy a new camera” but For example: When the meaning is obvious, the pronoun is usually dropped. And your example sentences are great, too, now I could learn the word “snack” in Japanese! (If you are concerned about me,) I AM  good. ], doushite kimashita ka? Ahhhh, now I see your confusion. When you go to Japan in winter/ When you get to Japan in winter, you should take a coat with you. Ex. One trick, in this case, is to think of, わたしは日本人です。 watashi wa nihonjin desu. past tense 〜だった + (の)+ なら expresses one’s stronger feelings or is used in more dramatic cases. (if it is an adult, the adult wouldn’t do such a thing.) You can  add ば  ( = ba) to emphasize the feeling. (If you are talking about that Maggie Sensei, Yes!) Also, は and が can sometimes be interchangeable with only a slight difference in nuance. Saying, “I want (something)” is easy. 見せてください means “Show it (the new camera) to me”, so you can only show the camera after buying it (買ったら), If you talk to someone who is thinking about buying a camera (before buying a camera, you use 買うなら) 明日雨ならいきません。 For these particular sentences, 嫌いだった doesn’t sound natural. For now just use さん san. “私が行けばあなたも行きますか。” ==> I haven’t seen ~ば used in such kind of sentences. The condition is present tense. It must be used in conjunction with another conditional, usually nara or -tara. The guy isn’t 嫌い, so could you still phrase this as 「嫌いなら。。。ない」? Then I recommend tenki. Posts get very long, and it takes a while to e.g. It could be the person hasn’t had the feelings for him yet but thinking about the possibility. Since 天人さん already explained and gave you a great link, what I can do here is to show you a little pattern. ~ば is a pure condition-consequence case, therefore you cannot use it in a interrogative sentences. 買ったら focusing on the time when someone already bought a camera – after buying new camera Hi Jake, もし日本に行ったらお土産を買ってきてね。 [This is the casual form of arimasen.]. EX 風邪を引けば、外に出ないでください。 X User interface language: Arabic Bengali Bulgarian Burmese Catalan Chinese (Simp) Chinese (Trad) Czech Danish Dutch English Filipino Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Lithuanian Malay Mongolian Norwegian Other Persian Polish Portuguese (Br) Portuguese (Pt) Romanian Russian Serbo-Croatian Spanish (Es) Spanish (LATAM) Swedish Thai … Sore nara tenki ga ii desu yo. The word moshi is derived from the verb “to say” in humble Japanese: ( 申. I’m off learning about たら. Moshi. Or you want to know how to use “もの” and how to use “だけ” separately? xp. At the same time, I’m looking forward on your upcoming article on は and が. You’re welcome. = Moshimo sofu ga ikite itanara watashi no kekkon wo kitto yorkon de kureru darou. "As for me (and then the important details follow)"In the second sentence, we use が, and it emphasizes "I”. = Ato, nisen en yasuku naru nara kaimasu. Does it have something to do with the subject in the sentence or can’t you use it in questions? We are now stressing ”I” as if to say, “It is I, who is Japanese”. Is it because it would change the meaning? What did you buy? = Nekogo wa amari yoku wakarimasen ga, inugo nara omakase kudasai. Just say the thing you want and add ga hoshii to it. I am a test in my textbook about nara and I have an unclear point. [this-(topic particle)-cat-is]. don’t know about that one). = Umarete kuru akachan ga otoko no ko nara, Magio, onnanoko nara Magiko toiu namae wo tsukemasu. I’m confused… -_-. So my question(s); is this a typo or do な adjectives follow a different pattern? 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