What's the meaning of this sentence and what does なので mean here? If possible, I would like to know the grammatical rules of なので as well.


  • Do you know what ので means?
    – oals
    Nov 19, 2014 at 20:58
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    What's your exact problem? You really haven't seen なので at all and you are asking about it without consulting a dictionary? Or you know it but have difficulty finding the reasonable interpretation? Then what's the context?
    – naruto
    Nov 19, 2014 at 21:34
  • yes i have googled it but i found only that "nanode"means "since" in english and it didnt make sense to me Nov 20, 2014 at 11:39

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Usage of ので・なので

Similar to から, it is used to express reason or cause. Use when following a noun or word that functions as a noun.

  • 冬{ふゆ}なので花{はな}は咲{さ}いてない。 There are no flowers (blooming) because it's / of winter.

  • 下手{へた}なのでやめた方{ほう}がいいかな? I wonder if I should quit it because I am not good at it.

  • もう遅{おそ}いので帰{かえ}ろうね。 It's (already) late, so let's go home (friendly).

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Like から, it can mean "so", "therefore", "since", "because", but ので is technically supposed to be used for highlighting a cause-and-effect relationship, while から is for subjectively presenting a cause or a reason.

Either way, ので feels more polite, so it is often the one used when you are gently expressing a reason, asking for permission, when making an excuse, or other similar situations.

The な is added when following nouns and na adjectives, and what it's doing is essentially replacing a だ.

Here's an example of that:




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