Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures #39 - Expressing Regret About Something Left Undone July 16, 2018

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Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101! Don't forget to stop by JapanesePod101.com for more great Japanese Language Learning Resources! -------Lesson Dialog------- ----Formal ---- もっと勉強すればよかった。 もっと早く家を出ればよかった。 早くそれに気が付けばよかった。 もっと早くたばこをやめればよかった。 たばこをやめなければよかった。 父の話を聞けばよかった。 ----Formal Romanization---- Motto benkyō sureba yokatta. Motto hayaku ie o dereba yokatta. Hayaku sore ni ki ga tsukeba yokatta. Motto hayaku tabako o yamereba yokatta. Tabako o yamenakereba yokatta. Chichi no hanashi o kikeba yokatta. ----Formal English---- I should have studied harder. I should have left home earlier. I should have realized that earlier. I should have given up smoking earlier. I shouldn't have given up smoking. I should have listened to my father. --------------------------- Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101! Don't forget to stop by JapanesePod101.com for more great Japanese Language Learning Resources!