I am pretty confused about the terms 要是 and 如果 and how they are different! And what about 如果。。。的话？Or even 的话 on the end of a sentence...非常困惑。
jennyzhuAugust 22, 2011, 05:38 AM
要是 and 如果 both create a hypothetical situation. You can see them as "if". They come in the beginning of a sentence.
They can both be paired with 的话, e.g 要是我有钱的话，我会买车。如果我有钱的话，我会买车。But 的话 is optional. Leaving it out doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.