The following is an excerpt from a conversation with my language partner.

For some context:


The sentence in question:


My translation: "When it recovers/you recover quickly, it is good."

Now, this sentence isn't really much of a problem for me. I just would like to know what nuance is expressed through the use of the と conditional particle. Does it express something along the lines of "hopefully"? "Hopefully it/you will recover quickly."? Because I just recently was looking for an adverb or the like to express "hopefully", and unfortunately I only found this http://jisho.org/search/hopefully. So maybe the pattern used by my language partner can be used to express this?


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Naturally translated it would equate to "I hope you(he/she/they) get better soon." Literally it means something like "if [subject] gets better soon, it will be good." といい is often used like this to express "I hope~". There is no nuance of "hopefully" from と. といい is basically "If... ~ ...good"

  • In American English we often use "hopefully" and "I hope" interchangeably.
    – mamster
    Jan 2, 2018 at 3:16
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    @mamster Far from just American English - I think that's a universal thing.
    – Angelos
    Jan 2, 2018 at 3:38

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