Bedeutung von “if” im Essential American English Dictionary


conjunction us /ɪf/

A2 used to say that something will happen only after something else happens or is true:

We’ll have the party in the garden if the weather’s good.

B1 used to talk about something that might happen or be true:

What will we do if this doesn’t work?

B1 whether:

I wonder if he’ll get the job.

B1 used to mean ‘always’ or ‘every time’:

If you mention his mother, he always cries.
if not

A2 used to say what the situation will be if something does not happen:

I hope to see you there but, if not, I’ll call you.
if you like

A2 used when you offer someone something:

If you like, I could drive you there.
if I were you

B1 used when you give someone advice:

I think I’d take the money if I were you.
if only

B1 used to express a wish for something that is impossible or unlikely to happen:

If only I knew the answer!
if so

if this is the case:

It might rain this afternoon. If so, we’ll have the party indoors.

(Definition von “if” aus dem Webster's Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)