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If A is the case...
Followed by a statement which is different from expectations. Ex: A is a good thing, but bad results follow. A and B are the same verb/noun/adjective.
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      じゃなかった けど   ったら  った   しかった  
I wasn't interested in a trip, but after going I had fun.
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 しい     しい けど  なかったら ない  どうにか なる  
I want some new electronics, but even if I don't get them, I'll make do.

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Construction
(Elements in parentheses are optional.)
AVerb: Casual, past (た) BVerb: Casual, past (た)
 
ANoun なら BNoun
 
Aな-adjective なら Bな-adjective
 
Aい-adjective -い かったら Bい-adjective
 
 
Basic Examples:
れたられた (Clear skies are good but...)

きれいならきれい (being pretty is nice, but...)

かったら (being cheap is good, but...)

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Years Studied: since 2000
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this pattern doesn't need to be a positive statement followed by a negative - for example; 便せんがなかったらないで、コピーでもいません。 If there's no letter-writing paper available, photocopy paper will do.
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10 years ago
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Level: 55, : 5,134
Good catch, I've updated the definition.
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10 years ago
Studying: Until I'm satisfied.
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The third example under the construction section has a typo. かったりいで (being cheap is good, but...) should be かったらいで (being cheap is good, but...)
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6 years ago
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Level: 55, : 5,134

Great catch! Fixed.

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6 years ago



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