Speaking Hypothetically, Using
なら is an alternative to ～たら, which we learnt in Year 12.
- ～なら means "if it is ～"
- Use ～なら after a noun.
- If it's tomorrow, I can go.
- If it's the day after that, I'm afraid it's no good.
- If they're a real friend, they'll understand, won't they?
まあ、そうなら、いいけど... (This one's just for conversation.)
- Well, if that were the case it would be good (but...)