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NicolaasRoets
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ともだちに来ます。

Postby NicolaasRoets » September 30th, 2016 4:59 pm

今日は

私のともだちに来ます、だけどピザとわるいたべものをかいます。

My friend is coming, therefor i will buy pizza and unhealthy food.

Is this sentence correct?
Also how will i say:

If my friend is coming then i will buy pizza and bad food.

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Re: ともだちに来ます。

Postby jim.schuler » October 3rd, 2016 2:34 pm

My understanding of けど/だけど is that it primarily means "however." So you sentence is more like "My friend is coming, however I will buy pizza and unhealthy food."

What you probably want is だから or それで, which work like "therefor."

If... if, if, if. There are a lot of ways to say "if" in Japanese, each with their own peculiarities. I think here もし... たら is the best form, which is like saying "If... Then."

もし私のともだちが来たらピザとわるいたべものをかいます

Basically, with a verb, you conjugate it into the plain past and slap a ら on the end.

Note that I also changed に to が, as I believe that your sentence was actually saying "I will come at my friend."

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Re: ともだちに来ます。

Postby community.japanese » October 3rd, 2016 5:38 pm

jim.schuler san,
konnichiwa.
Thank you for helping NicolaasRoets san,

NicolaasRoets san,
As jim.schuler san said ‘therefore’ does not fit here.
It should be ‘however.’
How about the sentence, '私のともだちに来ますが、ピザとわるいたべものをかいます'?
:D
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NicolaasRoets
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Re: ともだちに来ます。

Postby NicolaasRoets » October 3rd, 2016 8:46 pm

I like both the sentences that was provided and will read up a bit more on もし。。。たら when i want to use a if in a sentence.

ありがとうございました

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Re: ともだちに来ます。

Postby community.japanese » October 4th, 2016 4:32 pm

NicolaasRoets san,
konnichiwa.
I see. :)
Ganbatte kudasai.
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