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Because A

  1. Because A
  2. From A, Since A
    Marks the source (time or place) A where an action began.
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また チャンス  ある から  あきら     
You'll have another chance, so don't give up!
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         なかった から                    ある けど     ない から        
I couldn't go traveling when I was a student because I didn't have any money. Now, I have money, but I don't have any time.
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      おいしい から  つい            
Since my wife is such a good cook, I eat too much without knowing it.
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   アニメ  フィギュア      けど    から なかなか       
I'm collecting anime figures, but they're expensive so I can't really buy them.
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       ベンチャービジネス    から  すごい          
He must be super rich because he runs a successful venture business company.
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 いろ 便   から            
I want to live downtown because it's convenient in a lot of ways.

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から
Basic Examples:
いくから (because (I'm) going)

おいしいから (because (it's) tasty)

から (because (he's) a teacher)

から (because it's unsanitary)

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から (also んだから) can also be used to express exasperation, to remind the listener of something they might not fully appreciate.
ったら、れっぽいから/んだから!= Ugh! You're pretty forgetful, you know?
のこときじゃないんだから!= I don't like him at all, you know!
2 years ago
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When you were asked, から(だ/です)is tend to be used for giving direct answer of the question.

Ex:
A 「なんでパーティーにこなかった?」
B 「をまだわらなかったからです。」

It's possible to say something like: あなたのことがきだからです、だからだ、だから*だ*とう、etc.
7 years ago
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While the statements in the advanced notes are quite correct, keep in mind that ので is a more formal and polite form of から. When speaking in colloquial Japanese (だ instead of です), it's better to use から otherwise you'll end up mixing levels of politeness.

ので is also almost always used in place of から in formal writing, and can be used in the だ or である writing styles.
12 years ago
avatar 宮本勝利 - Level 1
Advanced notes

When compared to ので, から is much more direct in giving the reason or cause. Because of this, it is good to avoid から and use the less direct ので when the reason/cause might offend the other party.

      から           (wrong)

      ので           (fixed)

I didn't go to work because my head hurt.

The first sentences could come across as arrogant or as if you take your request for granted, so it's helpful to use ので when making a request/excuse.

 
From A, Since A
Marks the source (time or place) A where an action began.

  1. Because A
  2. From A, Since A
    Marks the source (time or place) A where an action began.
きみ どこ から      
Where did you come from?
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 から          
It's been snowing since yesterday.
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 から         
I'll walk home from the station.

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から
Basic Examples:
からもらう (from mother)

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can also be used to indicate place or time that something/someone came from.
10 years ago
shirothekiller - Level 1
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に can also be used instead of から with もらう/いただく
10 years ago
shirothekiller - Level 1

Discussion about this grammar
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Level: 13, : 106
から is also used for indicating the material something is made of when that material is not obvious from looking at the product. I added a usage note regarding this to the similar function of で: http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=112#mhead579

Also, it can be used when something is received from an organization or similar, rather than a person (に). E.g. からりたお
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10 years ago
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Level: 62, : 5,642
I added the second. Do you have any example sentences for the first so I can confirm a few things?
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10 years ago
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Years Studied: 5
Level: 13, : 106
I'd posted some on the で note for the sake of contrast, here they are:
からできる。 Paper is made from wood.
このワインはカシスからできている。 This wine is made from black currant.

It's technically the very basic meaning of から as a starting point/source and from there on there has been some change in that material, e.g. in the case of wood, it's visible wood if a chair has been made of it (で), but with paper it's a processed ingredient that is no longer obvious.

ガラスはなどからできる。
プラスチックはからできる。
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10 years ago (Edited 10 years ago.)
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Level: 62, : 5,642
Does it always follow with できる?
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10 years ago
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Years Studied: 5
Level: 13, : 106
Can be る too, and probably others as well, as long as the meaning is kept along the lines of making/producing (from some googling, even the る form popped up, mostly related to drinks - producing, that is, not mixing).
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10 years ago (Edited 10 years ago.)
guest
There's a typo in the second line of the advanced notes: "...when the reason/casuse might offend the other party."
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10 years ago
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Years Studied: Since 2010
Studying: JLPT N1
Level: 1, : 205
Shouldn't the second meaning read 'From A' rather than 'From B'?
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9 years ago
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Level: 62, : 5,642
Yep, and fixed. Thanks!
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9 years ago
Level: 1, : 15
から can also be used in place of へ (meaning "from") in sentences like からました but from what I understand it particularly implies effort on the part of the subject, so in the example given it would mean something like "I came from Japan (and that's really far away/and it took a lot to get here)".
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9 years ago
Level: 1, : 0
Is the meaning same, when preceded by a short past form? Thanks in advance!
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8 years ago
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Years Studied: since 2000
Studying: のため、だから
Level: 678, : 4,786
yes it is ^.^
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8 years ago
Years Studied: 1 1/4
Studying: JLPT N2, : JLPT N4~N3
Level: 3, : 3

Hey guys,


I just got a question about this "easy" grammar. When do I use から after the and add then the です instead of just adding から after the verb. Also, when do I use から after です? I don't mean at the sentence start.


Example:

きじゃないですから。 or  きじゃないからです。

わりませんから。 or  わりませんからです。(I guess that doesn't work because of ません ())

べなかったですから、おがすいていますよ。 or  べなかったからです、おがすいています。 (I guess this doesn't make sense as well.)


Is there a usage difference if you use です instead of だ or it's working with the same sentence "grammar" structure?


Thx in advance and please excuse my worse English.

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6 years ago
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Level: 1, : 923
からです:"From it is"

は、からです。 The cough is from smoking

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だから, ですから: "From that/Because/Since/Therefore"

はがんとなりますいませんだから。 Smoking causes cancer. Therefore, don't smoke .

はがんとなりますいませんですから。Smoking causes cancer. Because of that, don't smoke (cold, formal, disapproving delivery-you might smell like an ashtray).


Casual form is わない. Polite form is いません.


Hope that helps.

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6 years ago
Years Studied: 1 1/4
Studying: JLPT N2, : JLPT N4~N3
Level: 3, : 3

Thanks ,


I just wonder why ですから is not as good as だから in your example (if I wanna be polite).

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6 years ago
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It is polite; but, in this expression at least, it can be interpreted as a little too polite and so, coldly formal. だから is ok in polite speech, and it's friendly, doesn't imply any disapproval.

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6 years ago (Edited 6 years ago.)
Years Studied: 5
Studying: N2/speaking
Level: 1, : 2

How about て-form + から? It means "after" in that case.

Example: べてから、いてください。 After eating, please brush your teeth.

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4 years ago
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Years Studied: 12+ (on and off)
Studying: Kanji: JLPT N1, KK3; Grammar: JLPT N4; Vocab: JLPT N3, JFBP 3
Level: 558, : 212


How about て-form + から? It means "after" in that case.

Example: べてから、いてください。 After eating, please brush your teeth.

Right, but that one has it's own grammar point here bigsmile.gif:

https://www.renshuu.org/grammar/15/%E3%81%A6%E3%81...


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4 years ago



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