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[ワンポイント] If only Yoshi would stop talking about his bike...

 It's hump day!  (Wednesday is called "hump" day because it is in the middle of the week)

I hope everyone is having a great week so far!  We will release a brand new episode tomorrow at 10:00am.  I think it will be a good one!  But for now, let's take a look at another “One-point English” lesson(日本語の説明付き!), from Dave (デイブ).  If you want more, please check out his website!  He posts something new everyday.

皆さんは「If only...」って聞いたことありますか?「If only...」は「I wish...」より必死な言い方です。「I wish...」は可能性が低いことを望んでいる時に言いますよね。例えば「I wish it would stop raining.」:雨が止んだらいい。

「If only...」は使い方がおなじです。

「If only my dog would come home.」

→「ワンちゃんが帰ったらいいのに。」

「If only...」は想像している時に言うので過去形と一緒に使います。

例文:

A: If only I could find a new job...

B: Don' stress it. I'm sure you'll find something soon.

A: I really hate our boss.

B: Yeah, if only he'd retire...

A: If only I could meet him one more time...

B: You should just forget about him and move on.

That's it!

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https://www.dave-eigo.com/

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