JLPT N3 Grammar (sae~ba)

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)さえすれば
Verb (て form)さえいれば
Nounさえ + Verb (ば form)
sae~ba さえ~ば jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (sae~ba). Meaning: if only; as long as~.

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When used without conditional form, this because a separate meaning. See lesson for: .


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Example #1

おかねさえあればしあわせです。
okane sae areba shiawase desu.
I'm happy as long as I have money.
Example #2

くすりをのみさえすればなおります。
kusuri o nomi sae sureba naorimasu.
You'll get better if you take your medicine.
Example #3

きみさえいれば、わたしはしあわせだ。
kimi sae ireba, watashi wa shiawase da.
As long as you are here I am happy.
Example #4

チケットさえあればはいれます。
chiketto sae areba hairemasu.
All you need is a ticket to get in.
Example #5

メールアドレスさえあれば、だれでもとうろくできます。
meeru adoresu sae areba, dare demo touroku dekimasu.
Anybody with an email address can register.
Example #6

おかねさえあればしあわせというわけではない。
okane sae areba shiawase to iu wake de wa nai.
It's not true that just having money will make you happy.
Example #7

このもんだいさえわかればまんてんだったのに。
kono mondai sae wakareba manten datta no ni.
If only I had understood this problem, I would have gotten full points..
Example #8

いぬアレルギーさえなければ、いえでいぬがかえるのに。
inu arerugii sae nakereba, ie de inu ga kaeru noni.
If only I didn't have a dog allergy, we could have a dog at our house.

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