Marking a topic with "de hua"

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的话 (de huà) is a particle that can be put at the end of a phrase to express a condition, a little bit like "if". It can be used independently, or with 如果, both meaning "if".

  • 如果 你 去 的话,帮 我 跟 她 问 好。
  • 下次 有 时间 的话,一定 要 找 我 玩儿。
  • 如果 你 不 忙 的话,可以 帮 我 联系 客户 吗?

的话 can also be used to introduce a topic which the speaker wants to go on and comment on:

  • 云南 的话,春天 去 最好。
  • 晚上的话,当然 方便 啦。