What Is the Conditional Form of い-Adjectives?
The conditional form of い-adjectives ends in 〜ければ. To get this form, simply replace the 〜い on the end of an adjective with 〜ければ to give a rough equivalent of "if" or "when" in English:
い+ ければ = 難しければ
There is one exception to this rule, and that is the irregular adjective いい, which changes to よければ.
If you'd like to know more about how to use the conditional form, check out our dedicated page.
Other Forms of い-Adjectives
Check out the chart below to see how 〜ければ fits into the い-adjective paradigm. Click on other conjugations or forms to learn more about them!
|て Form||強くて||strong, (and)|
|Present Tense Form||強い||is-strong|
|Past Tense Form||強かった||was-strong|
|Past Negative Form||強くなかった||was-not-strong|
|Conditional Form||強ければ||if strong...|
|Measurable Noun Form||強さ||strength|
|Subjective Noun Form||強み||strong point|