JLPT N3 Grammar (ba~noni)

Meaning

would have; should have; if only ~

How to use

Verb (conditional form)clause + のに
Noun + なら
な-adjective + なら
い-adjective + ければ
ba~noni ば~のに jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (ba~noni). Meaning: would have; should have; if only ~.

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Example #1

このかばん、ほしいけどたかいなあ。もっとやすければいいのに。
kono kaban, hoshii kedo takai naa. motto yasukereba ii noni.
I want this bag, but it's pretty expensive.. If only it were a bit cheaper..
Example #2

もうちょっとはやくくれば、だいすきなアイドルがみえるのに。
mou chotto hayaku kureba, daisuki na aidoru ga mieru no ni.
If only I came a little earlier, I could have seen my favorite idol.
Example #3

にほんごがもっとじょうずなら、しごとがみつけれるのになあ。
nihongo ga motto jouzu nara, shigoto ga mitsukereru noni naa.
If only I were better at Japanese, I would be able to find a job..
Example #4

えいがはとてもおもしろかった。きみもいけばよかったのに。
eiga wa totemo omoshirokatta. kimi mo ikeba yokatta noni.
The movie was very interesting. You should have come!
Example #5

くるまでいけば、まにあったのに、じてんしゃにのったからおくれてしまった。
kuruma de ikeba, ma ni atta noni, jitensha ni notta kara okurete shimatta.
I would have made it on time if I came by car, but I came by bicycle and was late..
Example #6

もうちょっとはやくれんらくしてくれれば、むかえにいったのに。
mou chotto hayaku renraku shite kurereba, mukae ni itta noni.
I would have come to pick you up if you contacted me a little sooner.
Example #7

アパートがもうすこしがっこうからちかければ、べんりなのに。
apaato ga mou sukoshi gakkou kara chikakereba, benri na noni.
My apartment would be much more convenient if only it were a little bit closer to school.
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.
Example #9

あと10ぷんがあれば、ぜんぶのもんだいをとくことができるのに。
ato 10 pun ga areba, zenbu no mondai o toku koto ga dekiru noni.
I would have solved every problem if only I had 10 more minutes.

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