Japanese さえ…ば grammar sae..ba

Japanese さえ…ば grammar sae..ba
Japanese さえ…ば grammar sae..ba

Let’s learn Japanese さえ…ば grammar sae..ba :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

Nさえ+ ば form
V てさえ+すれば
V (ます)+さえ+すれば

Meaning and how to use :

Only by/ as long as.. Something that after it’s done, the others are done too.

For example

オタクは漫画さえ読めば退屈しないようだ。
Otaku ha manga sae yome ba taikutsu shi nai you da.
Commic addicts can not be bored only by reading.

体の調子さえ良ければ何もできます。
karada no choushi sae yokere ba nani mo deki masu.
Only with good health can we do everything.

謝ってさえすれば許してあげるよ。
ayamatte sae sure ba yurushi te ageru yo.
I’ll forgive you only if you say sorry.

娘は好んでさえすれば、何も買ってあげます。
musume ha konon de sae sure ba, nani mo katte age masu.
As long as my daughter like it, I can buy her everything.

君は喜びさえすれば、ずっとそばにいます。
kimi ha yorokobi sae sure ba, zutto soba ni i masu.
Providing that you are happy, I will be with you.

Note: さえ…たら and さえ…ば have the same meaning.

Related structures :

さえ sae
でさえ desae
さえ…たら sae..tara

above is Japanese さえ…ば grammar sae..ba. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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