[JLPT grammar] ​お金があれば, お金があったら, what’s the difference?

Today I am going to share the Q&A quoted from my JLPT N3 course!


[Student’s Question]

What’s the difference?



[My Reply]





If I had the money, I could travel.
=”But I can’t travel because I currently have no money.” The speaker is strongly considering this.

Whenever we use ば, we also consider the opposite situation.

If I had the money, I could travel.
=”I wish I had money,” that’s all.

If you just want to describe the condition, use たら. If you want to emphasize that “but in fact, the situation is the opposite.” use ば.


I hope my answer helps you.😊


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