〜とあれば ([〜とあれば] )(toareba)
Meaning: "if it happens to be" • since it is a special condition 〜普通とは違う特別な状況が条件になっていることを表す。後ろには、その状況の時に当然起ころ予想される状況や講堂を表す文がくる。
Example: If you happen to have a large body and strong legs, you are the ideal shape for a rugby player
JLPT Level: 1
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|lucinda lohmanoota||Is this the same as "[to atte"?]|| |
The two look very similar. The main difference I can see is that the clause that follows [to atte] is usually quite descriptive and not very disputable - "(in the special condition) of the summer holidays, the tourist spots are crowded"
Where as clauses that follow [to areba] seem to be more like opinions or necessary actions as a result of the clause before [to areba] - like "if (in the special condition that) tourists are coming from far away we should make an effort".
If you find any sentences that clarify this, please post!
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