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Japanese ものなら grammar mononara
Japanese ものなら grammar mononara

Let’s learn Japanese ものなら grammar mononara :

Formation :

clause + ものなら

Meaning and how to use :

1. “In case something that is almost impossible is done, then…”. This structure usually go with verb that describes probability.

For example

Moshi okane o takusan kasegare mono nara, iroiro na mono o kai masu.
If I earn much money, I will buy lots of things

dekiru mono nara, kono kaisha o yame te, jibun no kaisha o tsukuri masu.
I’ll leave job to found a company if I’m able to do.

kibou ga kanaeru mono nara, boku ha yoso no chi ni sumi tai.
If my desire is met, I choose to live in a remote place.

2. discribe a condition “if one event ocur, then… “, the following ussually an unexpected result…”

For example

toudai nyuu shiken ni ochiyo u mono nara, boku ha shini sou ni gakarisuru.
If I fail the Tokyo university’s entrance exam, I will be disappointed as if I could die

tanaka san no mono o nakuso u mono nara, kare ha okotte shimau kamo shire nai.
If we lose mr Tanaka’s item, he could get angry
imouto to kenka shiyo u mono nara, haha ni shikarare masu yo.
If i fight with my sister, i can be scolded by my mother

Related structures :

もの/もん mono/ mon
ものか monoka
ものがある monogaaru
ものだ monoda
ものだから monodakara
ものではない monodehanai
ものでもない monodemonai
ものとおもう monotoomou
ものとする monotosuru
をものともせずに womonotomosezuni, womonoto mosezuni
ものなら mononara
ものの monono
ものを monowo

above is Japanese ものなら grammar mononara. 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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