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Grammar detail: verb なら conditional form

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verb なら conditional form - if
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なら
implies
if (verb happens), then (something will follow)
 
The result would occur later in time than the initial event.
もし
かのじょ
彼女
いま
しゅっぱつ
出発
する
なら
です
If she'd set off now, she would make it on time.
たいせき
体積
けいさん
計算
する
なら
たて
よこ
ふか
ければ
よい
To calculate the volume, multiply the length by the width by the depth.
This form of conditional can also follow a noun phrase, as well as other plain forms of a verb such as the たい form.
もし
まんいち
万一
てつだ
手伝
ひつよう
必要
ならぜひ
らせ
ください
If you should need any help, just let me know.
わたし
ともだち
友達
なりたいなら
わたし
ともだち
友達
とも
ともだち
友達
なってくれ
Love me, love my dog.
なら is one of the three common forms of conditional.
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See also:
  • ば conditional form - if

Kanji used in this grammar

ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
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コン   キン   いま now   
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シュツ   スイ   だ to take out, to put out   で to go out, to exit   
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ハツ   ホツ    emission, discharge   
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カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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ゴウ   ガッ   カッ   あ to fit, come together   あわす to match   あわせる to unite, join   
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タイ   テイ   からだ body   
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セキ   つ to load, to heap up   つもる to be piled up   
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ケイ   はからう to arrange   はか to measure, compute   
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サン    calculate   
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ジュウ   たて vertical, length   
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オウ   よこ side   
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シン   ふか deep   ふかめる to fill   ふかまる to deepen   
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hanging   かかる to be hanging, to cost, to take   かける to hang up, to spend, to multiply   -がかり person in charge   
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マン   バン    10,000   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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シュ   hand   て    た-    
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デン   つたえる to tell, transmit   つたわる to be handed down   つた to go along   
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ヒツ   かなら certainly, invariably   
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ヨウ   い to need   かなめ pivotal point   
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チ   し to know   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ユウ   とも friend   
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タツ    arrive   
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