What does おなり mean in:




There is an honorific language pattern お〇〇になる in which 〇〇 is a verb in a continuative form (ren'youkei, e.g. お聞きになる, お帰りになる).

The verb in this sentence is なる, thus its continuative form is なり.

Altogether the phrase is equivalent to 気持ちになったら* except that in a polite form.

Not sure what the context is (you are likely preparing for something that will happen in a month), but one of the following would probably fit: "If you feel like...", "If you make up your mind to...", "If you feel confident enough to..."

*By coincidence the phrase and the fixed pattern use the same verb なる. This なったら uses the verb なる (from おなり) and conditional form of the honorific expression (the other なったら).

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  • すいません、「This なったら receives uses the verb なる」ってどういう意味ですか?それと、 potential form ってどれのことですか? – Chocolate Jan 4 '17 at 3:28
  • 誤変換でした。ありがとう。 potentialはなったらの「たら」 – macraf Jan 4 '17 at 3:35
  • potentialって「可能形」って意味ですよね・・・(「なれる」とか「行ける」とか。)「たら」って、助動詞「た」の仮定形(hypothetical form)じゃなかったですかね・・ – Chocolate Jan 4 '17 at 3:38
  • That's not called "potential" in English? Then how is it called? – macraf Jan 4 '17 at 3:44
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    「なったら」「行ったら」って、(one of) the conditional form(s) ですかね・・(違ったらすいません) – Chocolate Jan 4 '17 at 3:55

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