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A. Well/so... B
Used in conversation to prompt the speaker for more information, or to continue what they are saying.
  1. A. Well/so... B
    Used in conversation to prompt the speaker for more information, or to continue what they are saying.
  2. Because of A, B
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         それで     調     ありました   
Your head hurts, I see. So, were there changes to any other part of your condition?
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      それで      いつ    
They got engaged? Well, when's the wedding ceremony?
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        それで  その     あれば     しよう  
Let's go to lunch. And, if there's time after that, let's have tea or something.

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そら♡
Level: 317
(1 year ago)

それで is used when the information provided in B is the (reality or fact) that occurred as a result of A.

Examples

  • シャワーをびた。それで、がすっきりした。
    • The reason for the reality that my head has cleared up is that I took a shower.
  • した。それで、になった。
    • The reason for the fact that I'm healthier is that I quit smoking.

Thus, それで cannot be used to express the speaker's judgment, request, or command. Judgment is what you think -- nothing has happened yet. A request and a command also haven't happened yet, and just because you have requested it doesn't mean your request will be fulfilled. It is simply a possibility, a , not a

Compare to そこで.

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Because of A, B
  1. A. Well/so... B
    Used in conversation to prompt the speaker for more information, or to continue what they are saying.
  2. Because of A, B
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        して  それで               
I got sick summer of last year, because of that, I quit my part time job.
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          それで  また             
I want to become rich, and then I want to live together with my family again.

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htatsuha
Level: 1147
It looks like this page is missing a usage, which appears in one of the sentences used to quiz this grammar: 「さん、だったって。」「れで、?」. れで is translated in this sentence as "well", not "because". One of my grammar books has a note describing this usage as the listener prompting the speaker for more information. Also, the second example sentence on this page has an incorrect translation; it isn't the speaker's head that hurts, it's the person being asked about in the second part of the sentence.
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マイコー
Level: 272
Fixed the English, added the usage, and removed that question from the quizzing. Thanks!
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