I have a hard time figuring out the meaning of し in the following sentence


It's dark outside. Want me to go out with you ?

Is it the し that serves to link two sentences together like the て in https://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/23789/%e3%81%a6-versus-combining-form-for-joining-clauses ?

It seems a bit strange to me because

  • the subject is not the same
  • I feel that the first sentence has a more causative meaning: since it's dark ...

Could you clarify ?


1 Answer 1


I have understood thanks to the link provided by – user3856370 https://japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/55597/%e3%81%97-grammar-question

this し denotes indeed a reason.

Other examples were provided in the link

遅くなったし、もう帰ろう。 It's already late, so let's go back.

だって怖かったし。 Well, coz I was scared.

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