Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 8: 7/17
とあれば とあれば (emphatic) if, if it is the case that, as (you wish)
Structure
Noun + ()+ とあれば
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使用域 硬い
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  • 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)のためあれ火(ひ)中(なか)でも飛(と)び込(こ)みます。
If it is for my son, I would even dive into a fire.
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