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Yakultcat

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Hi
Hope someone can help - I would like to say the Japanese equivalent of "If you want to[verb]..."
e.g. I know one version of "if buy" is 買えば and "want to buy" is 買いたい but how can I express the verb part of "if you want to buy?" かいたえば?(買いたいなら?)or making the verb a noun like 買えるのをすれば。。。。。
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LewiiG

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I think yes you can use なら after any tense of たい but I believe you can also use the ら ending as well as the ば one e.g 買いたかったら or 買いたければ

Each may have a different nuance that I am not sure of though, cause I'm a learner. I have seen たい conditional forms in all these ways though.
 

Toritoribe

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-ba conditional
買いたければ

-tara conditional
買いたかったら

-nara conditional
買いたいなら/買いたかったなら
 
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