[Common Mistakes] Temporal order, 行ったら?行くなら?

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N4 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?

 

[Student’s sentence]

日本に行ったら、パスポートをとらなければなりません。

*にほんにいったら、ぱすぽーとをとらなければなりません。

 



 

[My correction]

日本に行ったら、パスポートをとらなければなりません。
→日本に行くなら、パスポートをとらなければなりません。
If you are going to Japan, you must get a passport.

Aたら、B:
B always occurs after A.

日本に行ったら、パスポートをとらなければなりません。
You must get a passport after you go to Japan.

It is impossible to get a passport after traveling abroad.

Aなら、B:
There are no time constraints on A and B.
なら brings up the topic of what the other person has said.
[topic] なら、[your advice, opinion, hope, wish]

I hope my explanation helps you. 😊

 

In the JLPT course, all lessons come with homework, if you submit your homework, I will reply with corrections.
I can break down the Japanese grammar and point out mistakes, explaining the structure and nuances of Japanese in an easy-to-understand way.
You can also ask me any questions as much as you want. I will teach you until you get it!

 

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