I get that 会え is to meet and いい is good but a bit confused on the たら part? Looked it up and it's like a conditional formatting for a verb?

So would the sentence translate to something like, it would be good to meet you?


たら being "conditional" means that it imparts a sense of "if X then Y".

So: 会える = can meet, たら = if/then, いい = good,

会えたらいいです = "If we can meet, then it'd be good."

Or more naturally in English:

"It'd be good if we could meet."
or "I hope we can meet."
or "I hope I can see you." / "I'd like to meet you."

(depending on context, one of these might feel more natural than the others, for example, a business setting vs. a friend get-together vs. a date)

  • though I should point out that the Japanese 会えたらいいです is casual, so best not to use it in a formal business conversation or message, really. – ericfromabeno Dec 1 '18 at 7:29

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