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As you'd expect, A; Of course, A
Shows an obvious or expected situation A

  1. As you'd expect, A; Of course, A
    Shows an obvious or expected situation A
  2. States a reason/explanation A
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   みち      わけ   
It's no surprise that Michiko doesn't like it.
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   あの        わけ   
No wonder that kid was happy.
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あの    とても    から  クラス     わけ   
That teacher is really kind, so his class is naturally popular.

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わけ
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できるわけだ (as you'd expect, (he) can)

しいわけ (of course it's fun)

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States a reason/explanation A

  1. As you'd expect, A; Of course, A
    Shows an obvious or expected situation A
  2. States a reason/explanation A
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  10           んです            わけだ  
He's been living in Japan for 10 years. It's no wonder he's good at Japanese.
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カナ さん       だって   から      わけだ  
Kana said her head hurts. That's why she isn't well.

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really nitpicky, but in the definition, there's one bracket on the side of the last A... ^.^;;
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12 years ago
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I noticed that too, haha.
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12 years ago
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っき。。しい!
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12 years ago
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Hi,


I read some sentences where "というわけだ" seams not to be used as a reason/explanation, but more in a conclusive/result/how it works way :


けてしまえば、ができるというです。If I finish all the work now, I can have an easy day tomorrow.

なるほど。ないというわけだ。I see. So it turns out nobody comes.

しているから、あんたとわないというわけだ。I'm married so I can't date you.



Do I misunderstand something ?

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7 years ago
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I'd consider というわけだ and わけだ to be separate expressions because they do mean two different things, as you noted.

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7 years ago
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They are kind of related, if you think of わけ as "circumstance, situation" and という as "such a":


わけだ -"situation exists..." to provide a logical reason for, or to produce the expected result.

というわけだ -"such a situation exists..." that something did or didn't, can or can't happen.

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7 years ago (Edited 7 years ago.)
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Thank you for your answers, however I am still puzzled about how to use というわけだ.


From what you said, its traduction depends on sentence's context, and so we can have :


1) [sentence + という] + わけだ (your part 1) => to provide logical / obvious / expected : reason / situation / result


けて、がでというです。If I finish all the work now, I can have an easy day tomorrow.

なるほど。ないというわけだ。I see. So it turns out nobody comes.

しているか 、あんたとわないというわけだ。I'm married so I can't date you.


=> supposing here that という is used only to emphasize the reason / situation / result ?



2) [sentence]  + というわけだ (your part 2) => to state a possible reason / explanation


せるのはアメリカでしたし,んでいたとだ。The reason I can speak Japanese is because I studied it for seven years in America, and have been living in Japan for four.

るはよくするとうわけだ。The reason that I can graduate is that I study hard.

えてくれるはるというわけだ。The reason I'm here is to teach children english.






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7 years ago



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