Expressing "if… then…" with "jiaru"

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"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 戒烟。
  • 假如 你 的 女朋友 不 爱 你,你们 分手 吧。

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