的話

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Chinese[edit]

 
really and truly; aim; clear; (possessive, modifying, or descriptive particle); of
 
dialect; language; spoken words; speech; talk; words; conversation; what someone said
trad. (的話)
simp. (的话)

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 [MSC, trad.]
    如果没有捐助的话小孩永远失明 [MSC, simp.]
    Rúguǒ méiyǒu rén juānzhù dehuà, zhè ge xiǎohái jiù huì yǒngyuǎn shīmíng. [Pinyin]
    If no one offers assistance this kid will become permanently blind.
    要是考試及格的話怎麼辦 [MSC, trad.]
    要是考试及格的话怎么办 [MSC, simp.]
    Yàoshi kǎoshì bù jígé dehuà, zěnme bàn? [Pinyin]
    If I don't pass my exams, what do I do?
    今天出去的話記得鎖上前門 [MSC, trad.]
    今天出去的话记得锁上前门 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ jīntiān chūqù dehuà, jìde suǒshàng qiánmén. [Pinyin]
    If you go out today remember to lock the front door.

Usage notes[edit]

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