As we previously mentioned, we do things based on our present conditions. Like, if we’re hungry, we’d get something to eat; if it’s raining, we would carry an umbrella.

How our actions follow the same:

  1. If there’s some condition
  2. Take some action

Using Emojicode, we can add this decision making ability into our program using the ↪️ statement. This ↪️ checks a condition and if the condition evaluates to 👍, it runs a block of code.

Take for instance:

↪️ 👍 🍇 😀 🔤The condition is 👍🔤❗️ 🍉 💭 Prints: The condition is 👍

Notice how we added the 👍 after the ↪️. Then we follow up with a block of code using 🍇 and 🍉. Inside the block of code, we added 😀❗️ to print out the string 🔤The condition is 👍🔤.

If we change the condition from 👍 to 👎 like so:

↪️ 👎 🍇 😀 🔤The condition is 👍🔤❗️ 🍉 💭 Nothing prints

Our code block doesn’t run since our condition is 👎. Therefore, we wouldn’t get anything printed to the terminal.

Let’s create our own conditional to see it in action.



Add a ↪️ statement that accepts the condition 👍. Then, add an empty code block using 🍇 and 🍉.


Inside the code block, add a print statement using 😀❗️ and print out a string of your choice! For example: 🔤I'm 👑 of the world!🔤.


Now just play around with the code:

  • Try changing the 👍 to a 👎.
  • Add in more 😀❗️ statements.
  • Create additional conditionals.

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