Many of my students confused to use “When and If”, so I explained about these two meanings in my previous. As you may remember When is the meaning of time and If is hypothetical. “If” has another meaning; in the video it says that “If” has meaning of emphasis the hypnotic. I agree that and I want to add one more meaning which is “Wish but can’t make it soon”. For instance, if I go to Europe, I will visit many history sites (But I am very poor, so it is almost impossible but I wish to do it one day)/ 내가 유럽에 간다면 많은 역사적인 장소를 방문 할 거예요/nae ga Europe ae gan da mueoyn yeok sa jeoc in jang so lul bang moon hal geo ye yo.
As you see above, I said 간다면 instead of 가면. 간다면 has the meaning of the wish: plain 다form + 면. Please read more example below and think about the meaning of wish.
내가 학교 회장이 된다면 부모님이 좋아하실 거예요/If I become a president of the school, my parents will like it.
내가 돈은 많이 벌면 저 빌딩을 살 거예요/If I get lots of money, I will buy that building.
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Please watch the video below and still think about the meaning of wish.