的話

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

的話

  1. optional particle put at the end of a conditional clause
    如果沒有捐助的話小孩永遠失明
    rúguǒ méiyǒu rén juānzhù dehuà, zhège xiǎohái jiù huì yǒngyuǎn shīmíng
    If no one offers assistance this kid will become permanently blind.
    要是考試及格的話怎麼辦
    yàoshi kǎoshì bù jígé dehuà, zěnme bàn?
    If I don't pass my exams, what do I do?
    今天出去的話記得鎖上前門
    nǐ jīntiān chūqù dehuà, jìde suǒshàng qiánmén
    If you go out today remember to lock the front door.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As per examples above, 的話 (dehuà) may be used with or without 如果 (rúguǒ) or 要是 (yàoshi) at the beginning of the sentence.