Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 8: 4/24

~ては
if・with, since・because

Structure
Verb[て]+ (1)
[い]Adjective[て]+
[な]Adjective + (2)
Noun + (2)

(1) Verb[] + ちゃ
(2) じゃ
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  • [If/ when + negative expectation・negative comment]
  • [AてはB、used when the (hypothetical) outcome of an A is expected to be undesirable (B) or to negatively comment (B) about A]
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このような間違(まちが)いを何回(なんかい)もしていては夏休(なつやす)みの課題(かだい)はやりきれない。
If you continue to make mistakes like these, you won't be able to finish the summer assignment.
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寝(ね)る前(まえ)にそんなコーヒーを飲(の)んでは寝(ね)られない。
If you drink coffee before going to bed, you won't be able to sleep a wink.
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そんな服装(ふくそう)ではあの店(みせ)には入(い)れてもらえない
With those clothes, you won't be able to enter that shop.
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