1. if; in case; if it is the case that; if it is true thathypothetical form of the copula だ, from なり and sometimes classed as a particle
  • かんじょう感情
  • によって
  • りせい理性
  • くも曇らされている
  • まま
  • して
  • おく
  • ならば
  • われわれ我々
  • つね常に
  • けんとうちが見当違い
  • こと
  • して
  • しまう
  • だろう
  • If we let our reasoning power be overshadowed by our emotions, we would be barking up the wrong tree all the time.
2. as for; on the topic ofOnly applies to なら
  • いしゃ医者
  • なら
  • けた
  • しゅうにゅう収入
  • めずらし珍しくない
  • A six-figure income is not uncommon for physicians.
3. if that's the case; if so; that being the caseColloquialism, Abbreviation, See also それなら
4. if possible; if circumstances allowOnly applies to ならば
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