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There are quite a few ways to express "X if Y." in Japanese. Here are the more common ones roughly in the order of formality: 「もし/もしも + Y + なら/ならば + X」 「もし/もしも + Y + であれば + X」 「Y + なら/ならば + X」 「Y + であれば + X」 「（もし） + Y + だったら + X」 Thus, the sentence "Please tell me if you want to go tomorrow!." can be said in many ways. How you ...
You can use several forms A なら B : "in the event of A, B" 行きたいなら教えてください Verb-past たら B: "when A, B" 行きたかったら教えてください There are subtle differences between the two. Mainly, なら specifies an "if this is true" kinda tone, while たら can also be used for "when" like "when I got into the tub I started sweating" お風呂に入ったら汗が出始めた
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