N1 Lesson 8: 7/17
とあれば とあれば

とあれば

(emphatic) if
if it is the case that
as (you wish)


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Noun + ()+ とあれば
AとあればB is a poetic and emphatic expression meaning “if” often used when B has to be done/is allowed in special circumstances A. Expressions like のため、必要、望み、命令 are common in A and expressions like ざるを得ない、しかない、なければならない follow in B. B is not used for requests.

Rarely, an old-fashioned とあらば form can be seen in older literature

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息子(むそこ)のためとあれば、火(ひ)の中(なか)でも飛(と)び込(こ)みます。
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If it is for my son, I will jump into the fire.

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