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Revision as of 08:26, 30 January 2012

"假如..., 就..." (jiǎrú..., jiù...) is yet another way to express "If..., then..." in Chinese, but it is much more formal than 要是 or 如果 are (in both written and spoken Chinese).

Here's the basic structure:

假如 + Statement + 就 + Result

Here are some examples of this pattern:

  • 假如 你 的 成绩 再 好 一点儿,你 能 申请 北大 了。
  • 假如 我 是 你,我 不 抽烟。
  • 假如 你 的 女朋友 不 爱 你,你们 分手 吧。

See also

Sources and further reading