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mononara / monnara

〜ものなら / 〜もんなら

meaning
• if (verb) can…

notes
• construction:『〜れる verb』+『ものなら / もんなら

examples
1. 行けるものなら、行ってみなさい。 (If you think you can go, try to go.)
2. 逃げられるもんなら逃げてみろ。 (If you think you can escape, go ahead and try it.)
3. どうせ助からないものなら、彼に何でも好きな物を食べさせるがいい。 (Let him eat whatever he likes, if there is no hope for his life.)
4. 帰れるものなら、今すぐ、国へ帰りたい。 (If I could, I’d like to go back to my country right now.)

extra words
どうせ = anyhow, in any case, at any rate, after all, at most

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