what does it mean when a sentence ends with ~ばいいのに?

Example sentence: そんなに聞いてほしいなら言えばいいのに

and what does のに mean at the end of sentences?



It can mean "If you want to be heard (or, want your story heard, want me to listen to you) so much, you should just say so. / why don't you just say so?"

~~ばいいのに can mean "You should do~~ (but you haven't done so)" or "You should have done~~ (but you didn't do so)" (cf. past tense ~ばよかったのに。)


「君も来ればいいのに。」 "You should come, too."

As you may already know, 「~ばいいのに」 can also express the speaker's wish, usually counterfactual. E.g.

「上手に英語が話せればいいのに。」 "I wish I could speak English fluently."

For more usages of (~ば/たら いい)のに at the end of sentences, please refer to:



"If you want me to understand, you better say it."
〜いいのに。 expressing the wishes.
のに also adds feeling of dissatisfaction, sadness or complaint.

For example:




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