moshi もし

Adverb meaning: if, in case, when

It is used to stress the subjunctive when the action or state in the conditional clause is probable, improbable, unreal, or didn't happen. moshi + mo is even more emphatic.

1. At the beginning of conditional clause
Moshi ame nara chuushi desu.
In case of rain, it will be called off.
Moshi motto okane ga areba sore o kau no ni.
If I had more money, I would buy it.
Moshi anata no tasuke ga nakattara umaku ikanakatta darou.
If it had not been for your help, it probably would not have gone well.
-> See also: ba, nara, tara

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