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Conditionals...and then there's 場合

Postby DarumaBlue » Mon 11.09.2009 12:51 am

So, although I'm still slightly hazy on the differences between them, I know there are Japanese conditions like 〜と、〜ば、〜たら、and なら but where does 場合 fit into the crowd of conditionals? When do I use it instead of the others?
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Re: Conditionals...and then there's 場合

Postby keatonatron » Mon 11.09.2009 1:21 am

DarumaBlue wrote:where does 場合 fit into the crowd of conditionals?


場合: "In the event of..."

As to how it compares, imagine the phrase "In the event of a water landing" vs. "If/when we land in the water" :lol:

It is pretty much a normal conditional, except that it has the added nuance of "if X should happen to occur...", which makes it sound like an unusual or unplanned event.
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Re: Conditionals...and then there's 場合

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 11.09.2009 9:14 am

keatonatron wrote:
DarumaBlue wrote:where does 場合 fit into the crowd of conditionals?


場合: "In the event of..."

As to how it compares, imagine the phrase "In the event of a water landing" vs. "If/when we land in the water" :lol:

It is pretty much a normal conditional, except that it has the added nuance of "if X should happen to occur...", which makes it sound like an unusual or unplanned event.


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