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N2 Lesson 6: 7/21

ものなら ①
if, if one could, if something would be possible

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Verb[できる]+ ものなら + Phrase
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  • [Used to present a situation you wish for, but in reality is difficult or unlikely (sometimes impossible)]
  • [Sometimes used to mock someone (only in spoken language)]
  • [Often used with もし]
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私(わたし)よりもっと上手(うま)くやれるものならやってみろ!
If you can do this better than me, I'd like to see you try.
[if you could]
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時(とき)の流(なが)れに逆(さか)らえるものなら過去(かこ)に行(い)ってみたいが、時間(じかん)旅行(りょこう)は実現(じつげん)不(ふ)可能(かのう)だから
If I could reverse the flow of time, I would like to travel to the past, but time travel is simply impossible.
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帰国(きこく)できるものなら 帰国(きこく)したいが、金(かね)が十分(じゅうぶん)じゃない。
If I could return to my country, I would like to, but I do not have enough money.
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