Instantaneous Composition Method

Japanese Grammar Exercise: Conditionals 「と」「なら」

Conditionals と ならば

Before starting the exercise for conditionals 「と」「なら」, please clarify any doubts you may have about the grammatical rules by referring to your grammar guidebook or dictionary. The Instantaneous Composition Method requires you to compose sentences with the target sentence pattern(s) over and over in order to use them almost effortlessly. You should already have the necessary knowledge.

Reference
Genki II – Lesson 13: なら and Lesson 18 ~と
Tae Kim’s Guide – Conditionals

Instantaneous Composition Exercise for Conditionals 「と」「なら」

This is not a translation exercise. This is the Instantaneous Composition Exercise. As if a reflexive action, try to create an equivalent Japanese sentence shortly after reading an English script. Try not to think for more than three seconds.

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English and Hidden Japanese Scripts

 1.  As for tomatoes, if (they’re) red, (they’re) delicious.
トマトはあかいと美味おいしいです。
 2.  As for my car, if (it’s) tomorrow, (I) cannot lend (it). 
くるま明日あしただとせません。
 3.  If (it’s) spring, (you will) be able to see cherry blossoms.
はるだとさくらることができます。
 4.  If (you) smile, (you) are very pretty.
わらうととてもかわいいです。 
 5.  If (I’m) tired, (I will) become sleepy.
つかれるとねむくなります。
 6.  If (it’s) rainy, (I) won’t go.
あめならきません。
 7.  If (it’s) manga, (I will) read (it).
マンガならみます。
 8.  If that book is interesting, (I will) buy (it).
そのほん面白おもしろいならいます。
 9.  If (you) build a house, (you) need money.
いえてるならおかねります。
 10.  If (you) go home, I (will) go home, too.
いえかえるならわたしかえります。 

 

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