Questions tagged [particle-から]

助詞「から」. Corresponds roughly to "from" (indicating a starting point), "after" (following 〜て, indicating chronological order), or "because" (expressing a reason or cause).

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What can の必要から possibly mean?

From 付(き)合い(つきあい) つき‐あい〔‐あひ〕【付(き)合い】 の解説 1 人と交際すること。「彼とは長い―だ」 2 義理や社交上の必要から人と交わること。「―が悪い人」「―酒」 →交際[用法] Wouldn't で be better here? I think sounds better imo. (Please correct me if I'm wrong) And if the ...
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past tense conjugation これ以上は 死タからその 前に殺さナいと

これ以上は 死タからその 前に殺さナいと I find it perplexing that 死タからそ is conjugated in the past tense. It being the reason (-から) for 殺さナいと, shouldn't it be in present tense? Or am I mixing it up and (-と) takes ...
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Can 〜頃から be followed by ル形? or is タ形 mandatory?

Let's take the following examples: 1(a). 子供の頃から、ずっとパリに行きたかった 1(b). 子供の頃から、ずっとパリに行くのが夢でした 2(a). 子供の頃から、パリに行きたかった 2(b). 子供の頃から、パリに行くのが夢でした 3(a). 子供の頃から、パリに行きたいです 3(b). 子供の頃から、パリに行くのが夢です From what I ...
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Using からが、からで、からに and からは

「たんじょうびに [田中]{たなか}さんから( ) [何]{なに}を もらったんですか。」 I'm given the choices からが、からで、 からに and からは. The problem is when I've used online dictionaries they tell me different meanings for these phrasal ...
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Confusing embedded question: こんなこと、俺に許されるのか分からないけど

Context: a girl and her parents are attacked, and her parents are killed before she is saved by someone. He apologizes (for being too late to save her parents) and then says this: ……せめて。...
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~て vs ~てから for sequencing activities

This is potentially much simpler than I'm expecting but when simply ordering events within a sequence are there any contextual differences between using ~て and ~てから? For example, if I was talking ...
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Difference between から and で in context of because

So, I was going across the particle で and から and I found that, both of them have the function of "because". Following are the examples E.g. of using で as because 病気で旅行に行けなかった (Because I was ...
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Is んですから/ので/... grammatically correct?

I've been told by my teachers not to use んです and から/ので together, but I encounter them sometimes, both by sight and by ear. When I try to use it myself, it's always marked wrong. For example, I am ...
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What is 〜からです and when is it used? How does it differ from 〜ですから and 〜んです?

I have seen this expression a few times, and have never quite understood it. In particular, it seems to be equatable both to ですから and to んです, but I can't figure out where it would be used over either ...
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いいから早く治しなよ - How is から used here?

So, this sentence pretty much means, it's good, heal quickly. However, I don't understand how から contributes to the sentence. Can anyone explain?
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Differences between 一緒に行ってくれればいい, 一緒に行ってくれればいいから, 一緒に行ってくれればその方がいいから

「姉さん、も朝なの」と言った。 いちは長太郎の布団の側に行って小声で言った。 「まだ早いからお前は寝ていなさい。姉さんは、                    お父さんのことで出かけなければならないよ。」 「それならおいらも行く」 と言って、長太郎は起き上がった。 「じゃあ、起きて。着物を着せてあげよう。長さんは小さくても男だから、 一緒に行ってくれればその方がいいから。」 The ...
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Usage of particles with 出てくる

初めて[山奥]{やまおく}から町に出てきた村の人たちは見るものすべてに[驚]{おどろ}いた。 In this instance, does 山奥から町に出てきた mean "left the mountains and came to the city" (町)? Also, I would normally interpret 出てくる as "leave and ...
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の and から in 「チャンさんは札幌から本社の鈴木さんに電話をしました」

According to a book I'm studying, the following sentence: チャンさんは札幌から本社の鈴木さんに電話をしました。 is translated as: Ms. Chan made a phone call from Sapporo to Mr. Suzuki at the main office. I understand the ...
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Why is there a から after 話題, and what does ラインナップ mean?

女友達のスマホに入ってるアプリが男子高校生すぎるという話題から「お前のラインナップは無趣味の虚ろなOL」と言われてウケた。 I especially don't understand why is there a から after 話題. But also, what does ラインナップ mean there? Does it refer to the apps that the ...
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What is the most natural

Question:今夜起きたから寝るですか? What is the most natural? いいえ、今夜働いてるから起きています Or いいえ、今夜働いてるので起きています
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Can the particle を work as から in certain situations?

I found the next sentence: 村を飛び出した Because of 飛び出す being an intransitive verb, then that を is not working as a direct object marker, right? Then can を work as a "substitute" for から in this ...
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Using から with short/informal writing

My question is about using から when writing short form/informal speech in a sentence ending in a verb. For example, if the formal version is: A「猫はちょっと太っていますね。」 B「ええ、よく食べますから。」 Would the informal/short ...
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Aren't 「から」 and 「ので」 closer to the meaning of "because" rather than "so"?

To my understanding all particles affect the word or clause that appears before them: 「駅から家まで行く。」 means "I'll go from the station to my house" rather than "I'll go the station from house to go". So ...
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What is the function of から in 昼間から?

I found a phrase that contains 昼間から but I am not sure if I understand the から function correctly: またこの子は昼間からゴロゴロして I believe that it should roughly translate to "This child is being lazy all day ...
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Problems with から, て form and で (because)

Well, searching around the web I came across this post (Difference between から and で in context of because) that had a similar problem, but it did not resolve mine. I found these three sentences: ...
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Why is there only one の in 牧師から信徒への手紙?

牧師から信徒への手紙 "a letter from a pastor to the congregation" - weblio example shouldn't it be 牧師からの信徒への手紙 ? It seems to me that 牧師から and 信徒へ are modifying 手紙 independently. Is this some kind ...
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What is the function of から in this sentence? [duplicate]

I found this sentence in the lyrics of a song: 振り返ればもう戻れないから I don't understand the context and the function of から placed in this sentence. The song is this: http://m.kget.jp/lyric.php?song=260055
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What is the difference in nuance by using から and between に with the passive verb?

Example 1: 先生 に 叱られた Example 2: 先生 から 叱られた Do these sentences imply the same meaning or no ? i.e I was scolded by my teacher
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The difference between の中で vs の中から

This comes from a previous previous question with what I find to be a confusing explanation. Generally, の中で is presented in all of the English language resources I could find to be an atomic thing ...
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What is the role of から in this case?

The whole sentence is: [布]{ぬの}はたくさんの[人]{ひと}から[人気]{にんき}があって、いつも[高]{たか}く[売]{う}れました。 Source: https://www.wasabi-jpn.com/japanese-lessons/3-4-the-crane-of-gratitude/ In my best understanding, it sounds: ...
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~のは~から。 sentence structure

The second opening for 四月は君の嘘 starts with these two lines: 忘れようとすることで傷が癒えないのは 忘れようとすることで思い出されるから。 I get the feeling that something is missing after から, like だ or です. Is this sentence still ...
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Answering ___もいいですか with すみません, ___ ですから

I don't think I fully understand the answer in this conversation: Q: ここにくるまおとめてもいいですか. A: すみません, みせのまえですから. It seems to me that the answer states that it is OK to park in front of the store. But ...
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てからに in 大学を出てからにしたら meaning

父 : どうしたんだ? 母 : ゆき(Name of a person) が大学をやめて劇団の仕事やるって言ってるのよ。 父 : 劇団の仕事 ? ああ、ずいぶん熱心にやっているからな。 母 : 大学を出てからにしたらといったんだけど… What is the usage of に in 出てからに  Is it に indicating time ? (When Yuki's finished ...
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~から ~まで for sizes and other non-time related subjects

I was writing a text about sumi-e pencils and I came up with this sentence: 筆のタイプには、ほうきの大きさからえんぴつの大きさまでがあります。 Trying to convey "As for pencil types, there are pencils from the size of a broom to ...
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Can から mean それでは?

A: もう用がねぇなら帰るけど B: 用がないわけじゃないけど 今日はなんかタイミングがよくない A: じゃあ帰るからな I would like to know if kara is used commonly in Japanese to say also "in that case" (besides of "because"), or is it used as a ...
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Use of から in 家まで送るから [duplicate]

I read somewhere that if から follows a verb, the use will be because/reason is it always like that? I got confused in this sentence: あぶないだろ家まで送るから 家まで送る is clear to me but I was thrown off ...
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から and より used one after the other

I came across a statement in my Japanese book and wondered if someone could help me out with it. (  )の中からより適当な方を選びなさい。 I reckon this translates to from the ( ) choose the most appropriate option. ...
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Sentence translation: 昨日、学校が終わってから、桜子の家に子犬を見に行った。

I was reading online when I saw this: 昨日、学校が終わってから、桜子の家に子犬を見に行った。 Translates to Yesterday, after school was over, I went to see the puppy at Sakurako's house. Now the question is, in ...
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Not sure what this から is for

でもそのアパートは高いです。 ブラッドはもっとお金を貯めようと決心します。 それで彼は来年移ることができるからです。 Context: Brad is looking for a new apartment because his current one is too small. In それで彼は来年移ることができるからです I don't see the point of から. If I ...
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Function of から in this conversation

A girl forgot to do her homework and mum catches her out of bed: 「まる子っ、もう寝なさい」 Maruko, go to bed now! 「うん、もうすぐ寝るから」 Yes, I'll go to bed very soon (because) I don't understand the function of ...
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「から」 and the potential form in 「~ことから~言える」

The entire sentence was: この種の文は、次に示すように、いくつかの属性を並立させて記述することができることからも記述文であると言える。 「~ことからも~言える」 here means something like "judging from this fact, it can be said that..." or "based on this fact, it ...
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The difference in からandに as location markers in the following

In the sentenced circled below "The 100 yen coin is found under the desk", It usesから to mark the location. so this made me wonder "oh! if it's used like this, then certainly に should work to as it'...
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Temporal ambiguity on mochiko packaging

I am making some shiratama mochi and want to know if I have to scoop the mochi out after they rise, or 1-2 minutes after they rise: だんごが浮{う}きあがって1~2分してから順{じゅん}にすくいあげ、冷水{れいすい}にとって、さまします。 My first ...
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What does からって mean?

Sentence is: 世界に出たからってファイナルまで残んなきゃ稼げねーし I mostly understand the meaning "We can't make money unless we make it to the finals in the world championships" but what does the からって do here?
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What does 断っといたから mean?

I'm trying to read manga and came across this sentence. How is "から" used here? It does definitely not mean "because", as you can see from the picture, the character is explaining his action, he does ...
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Using から with the verb 言う

I was reading a manga and a character said this: 詳しくは俺から言う事ができない I'm pretty sure it means "I can't go into details", but I've never seen the structure 「私から言う」 before. When is it acceptable to use?
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Why から with 始まる?

I have seen 始まる constructed with から several times. Yet, the start is a point in time, not a period. For instance, I would expect 春は3月21日に始まります。 or 春は3月21日からです。 rather than 春は3月21日から始まります。
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What does からか mean?

I'm translating the following sentence from a book (exact sentence is directly after dialogue in the picture). 興奮からか銀髪の外国人の口調は、いつになく流暢だった。 I have absolutely zero clue what "からか" means in general ...
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Use of から rather than に in 真っ昼間から

真っ昼間からふくろうが空を飛び交うのを、ダーズリー氏は見ないですんだが、... Mr Dursley didn't see the owls flying around in broad daylight but ... I don't understand why から is used in this sentence. What is the difference from ...
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たんですから vs たからなんです

私がこの町のことをよく知っているのは、 前に________。 1. 住んでいたんですから 2. 住んでいたからなんです According to the answer key, the correct answer is 2. I want to know why it is not answer 1. What is the difference between たんですから ...
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Clarifying the purpose of から at the end of that sentence

I recently read that sentence : 毎日{まいにち}、ねる前{まえ}に、おふろに入{はい}るといいですよ。つかれがとれますから。 I know から roughly means "because" or "from" and I carefully read this thread about some of its usages. However, I'm ...
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を usage over から and で in example sentences related to movement [duplicate]

While reading a grammar book, I learned を may mark a.) a starting point of where a movement occurs, or b.) mark a location where a movement occurs. Examples: a1.) 車{くるま}を降りました{おりました}。(He) got out of ...
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Is there a good reason why I can use a polite form before から but not before ので? [duplicate]

Does anybody know why - historically, etymologically or logically - one can use polite forms (e.g. -ます) in causal subordinate clauses before から, while one must use the plain form before ので?
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If から can work as an informal emphatic particle, so can ので?

As many Japanese learners already know, the particle ので is mainly used to indicate that the preceding sentence/clause should be understood as a reason that justifies or answers another statement (the ...
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Difference between に近い and から近い

草津町のスキー場では、噴火した所から近いゲレンデ以外では滑ることができます。 In the Kusatsu ski resort you can ski on slopes other than those near the place of the eruption. Why is から used instead of に with 近い? I think I normally see に....