From a passage saying that it's hard for people to visualize or grasp the scale of things when they're in expressed in units they can't easily relate to- but that if something people can relate to is used people can get an idea more easily. The sentence I'm unsure about is:


'For example. if it's written that Tokyo Dome is the equivalent of 5.7 glasses(??), then people can get an idea of the scale, thinking 'ooh its that big is it'. - Is my understanding of that.

I understand 'wake' and 'iku' seperately as reasoning, and go respectively. However, when they're together here, does it basically mean, 'goes the reasoning'? Or is there a different nuance going on here?

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~は納得が行く is a set phrase that means:

  1. ~ makes sense; ~ sounds convincing; one is satisfied by ~


  2. ~ is satisfied (by an explanation); ~ is convinced (by something)


This usage of 行く is described as the tenth definition of this entry, but practically you'll have to memorize this rather than analyze this.

訳【わけ】 means reason. ~わけだ means "it's natural to think ~", "no wonder ~", "therefore ~", "as a natural consequence, ~", etc.

(saying it) will naturally make sense to you — "Ah, it's that much!"

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