Lesson 201 仮定法の心理
Sam: Hi, Martha. What are you watching on your smartphone?
Martha: This is a selfie movie I took of my sister and me.
Sam: Can I see? Oh, she looks like you.
Martha: Everyone says that. Do you have any brothers or sisters, Sam?
Sam: I have three brothers.
Martha: Three brothers! Wow, it must be tough for your parents.
Sam: I suppose so. They're kind but strict.
Martha: I wish I had a brother.
Sam: Really? Why?
Martha: My friend Misuzu has a younger brother, and they have a great relationship.
Sam: You have a sister and get along well with her, right?
Martha: Yes, but I'd like a cool brother, too.
Lesson 202 if 節を使った仮定法: 現在の状況について仮定法を使う①
Emiko: My dream is to be a great tennis player like Naomi Osaka someday.
Corch: Well, you have a lot of talent, Emiko, but talent is not enough. If you practiced more, you would be a better player.
Emiko: I know that, but it's hard to find the time to practice.
Corch: Nobody can become good without practicing, not even Naomi Osaka. Did you hear her interview yesterday?
Emiko: No. What did she say?
Corch: She said that while she is in training, she doesn't eat her favorite dessert, green tea ice cream.
Emiko: Well, she has stronger willpower than me!
Lesson 203 if 節を使った仮定法: 現在の状況について仮定法を使う②
Kana: How was your weekend, Jeff?
Jeff: Fine, I suppose. I just stayed at home.
Kana: Why don't you venture out and see a bit more of Japan?
Jeff: I want to, but I don't have a car. If I had a car, I could go to many places.
Kana: You don't need a car. Just use public transportation.
Jeff: I guess I could do that. Can you recommend any good places?
Kana: Well... Next weekend, I'm going to Mt. Takao with some of my friends. Would you like to come with us?
Jeff: Next weekend? I'd love to, but I have to work.
Kana: You work too much, Jeff.
Jeff: I know, but I love my job.
Lesson 204 if 仮定法を使ったフレーズ
Akane: This will be our last time together.
Ryan: What? What do you mean?
Akane: Ryan, we can’t go on like this. We fight all the time. It’s no fun anymore.
Ryan: OK, I’ve made a few mistakes. I know I’m not perfect. I promise I’ll change, Akemi.
Akane: You always say that. It’s too late, Ryan. We’re not right for each other. It’s time we said goodbye.
Ryan: Wait a minute. We can work things out. I’ll be better in the future.
Akane: No, let’s stop wasting our time. You’ll find a better partner, and so will I.
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