Hello I'm learning Japanese since the beginning of the school-year and for my homework I have to describe what I do in general everyday.

I'd like to translate:

Then I do my homework if I have some.

I have the beginning:

それから しゅくたい を します "if I have some".

I only know the hiragana and katakana, I'm not supposed to use Kanji, can you help me please?

  • Your teacher may not want you to use things not covered in class but if you want more, have a look at conditionals (you can do a search on this very site about this topic). Nov 29, 2016 at 20:31
  • @永劫回帰 très bien, je pensais qu'il y avait déjà une expression toute faite pour le dire. Ma prof n'a rien contre les initiatives si on en abuse pas et si on les utilise à bon escient. Dans ce cas je vais aller faire un petit tour du côté du conditionnel.
    – ParaH2
    Nov 29, 2016 at 20:43
  • Even if I happen to understand French you should only use English or Japanese for the sake of other users. I don't know how far you went in your curriculum but conditionals might be considered a "big jump" (it is not covered (well there are some references to it but they are hidden) in Minna no nihongo I for example) Nov 29, 2016 at 20:53
  • We both are French (at least native speaker) well. I have Minna no nihongo but this is hard for me to work on this kind of subject alone.
    – ParaH2
    Nov 29, 2016 at 21:09
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    You can also have a look at this: guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar or at imabi.net (and if you prefer French there is also ici-japon.com but I don't recommend it so much) Nov 29, 2016 at 21:20

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Most naturally, one would say:

「それから、しゅくだいがあればしゅくだいをします。」 or

「それから、しゅくだいがあればそれをします。」 or


You will hear all three from native speakers. How it is taught outside of Japan or in Japanese-as-a-foreign-language in general, I have no idea.

The repeating of 「しゅくだい」 in the first sentence is not a typo. In Japanese, it is completely fine to repeat words like that in informal speech.

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