Today, I will share with you “~tara” which is use to convert a standard form of verbs into a different meaning.

6 ji ni (naru)narimasu. TenkÅ« ga (kurai)kuraku narimasu (Become 6 o’clock. Sky become dark)
6 ji ni nattara, tenkÅ« ga kuraku narimasu (When it reached 6 o’clock, the sky becomes dark)

The verb used in the above example is “Naru” which in “masu” form, it became”narimasu” which I have covered previously. To convert to “~tara”, it will be nattara (Na,ruttara)

You may asked, why there is a double “t”. Well for some verbs, we have to use double “t”, some is not and some uses “dara” instead of “tara”. The conversion is very much similar to the formation of verbs into Past Tense which I have covered previously. Read that lesson to understand the rules of the conversion.

Example 2

Biru o nomimashita. Kao ga (akai)akaku narimashita. (Drank Beer. Face turned red.)
Biru o nondara, kao ga akaku narimashita. (After drinking beer, my face turned red.)

Try to make a sentence yourself. It’s easy.