的话

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

的话

  1. optional particle put at the end of a conditional clause
    如果没有捐助的话小孩永远失明
    rúguǒ méiyǒu rén juānzhù dehuà, zhège xiǎohái jiù huì yǒngyuǎn shīmíng
    If no one offers assistance this kid will become permanently blind.
    要是考试及格的话怎么办
    yàoshi kǎoshì bù jígé dehuà, zěnme bàn?
    If I don't pass my exams, what do I do?
    今天出去的话记得锁上前门
    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, 的话 (dehuà) may be used with or without 如果 (rúguǒ) or 要是 (yàoshi) at the beginning of the sentence.