Qubyte Codes

Hypothetical form



This page is a hub for the hypothetical form ()(てい)(けい). It describes how to conjugate verbs and adjectives to their hypothetical form. The hypothetical form is a kind of stem form of both kinds of word, which can be used to compose a conditional form by appending .

(けい)(よう)(どう)() and nouns

Append であれば to the adjective.

  • この(まち)今日(きょう)(にぎ)やかであれ田舎(いなか)()きましょうか。
  • If this town is busy today, shall we go to the countryside?

The ある here is actually the inanimate existence verb. So a literal meaning could be if there is busyness.


Drop the (from the attributive form) and append けれ.

  • (えい)()(おも)(しろ)ければ、また()ます。
  • If the film is interesting I'll watch it again.

(いち)(だん) verbs

Replace the trailing with れば.

  • このキノコを()れば()(たか)くなります。
  • If you eat this mushroom, you'll become taller.

()(だん) verbs

Modify the last sound to the e ending sound from the same row of the kana table.

  • また()(ほん)(じん)(とも)(だち)()えば(しあわ)せになります。
  • If I meet my Japanese friends again, I will be happy.