Marking a topic with "de hua"

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You probably already know that 的话 (de huà) can be put at the end of a phrase to express the meaning of "if." It can be used independently, or with 如果, both meaning "if". But it can also be used to simply identify a topic, sort of like saying "when it comes to...."


的话 can also be used to introduce a topic which the speaker intends to say more about.

[topic] + 的话...


  • 云南 的话,春天 去 最好。
  • 晚上 的话,当然 方便 啦。
  • 我 肯定 能 去 。 他的话,我 就 不知道 了。

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