Definition of 'if'
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Example sentences containing 'if'
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I would have liked to ask him, if there was any way I could. THE EXECUTION (2002)A metal frame and a barred gate had been fitted into the entrance, as if for a prison cell. THE EXECUTION (2002)Now listen...' Jamie was rubbing his chin, as if deep in thought. THE EXECUTION (2002)
I would say the prime suspect, if I practiced criminal law, which I don't. RUNNING FROM THE LAW (2001)
Trends of 'if'
Extremely Common. if is one of the 1000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'if'
British English: if /ɪf/ CONJUNCTION
You use if to talk about things that might happen, or that might have happened.
You can go if you want.
If he was there, I didn't see him.
- American English: if
- Arabic: إِذَا
- Brazilian Portuguese: se
- Chinese: 如果
- Croatian: ako
- Czech: pokud
- Danish: hvis
- Dutch: als
- European Spanish: si
- Finnish: jos
- French: si
- German: wenn
- Greek: εάν
- Italian: se
- Japanese: もしも･･･ならば
- Korean: 만일 ...이면
- Norwegian: hvis
- Polish: jeżeli
- European Portuguese: se
- Romanian: dacă
- Russian: если
- Spanish: si
- Swedish: om
- Thai: ถ้า
- Turkish: eğer
- Ukrainian: якщо
- Vietnamese: nếu
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