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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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How is double から used here?

In the first bubbles the character points out it has been 10 years since the other person came to their guild. Then in the second bubble the other person says I suppose "Since I was 6-7" but ...
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Why is それは used in this sentence?

The character are walking together and they just meet after a while. The character on the right says "If the wind blows, it still is nice, but it gotten hot" To that, the second character ...
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Casually asking whether something particular is the reason

Up until now, I've been under the impression that it's acceptable in casual texting or speech to say ○○から?? when you're asking whether ○○ is the reason for whatever the topic of conversation is. For ...
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から vs. を in: あちらから出て or あちらを出て? 東から昇る or 東を昇る?

I've learned that when you want to express "to come out of something without obvious boundary" , it's better to replace を with から. For examples: あちらから出てきた人は誰ですか。 (を should not be used here, ...
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What's the difference between ...から死ぬ and ...で死ぬ?

We know that both から and で can express reason, and that から emphasis on a process of change in comparison to で. If this is the prerequisite, then both "...から死ぬ" and "...で死ぬ" can be ...
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Understanding から and くらい in 「学校から帰ってきて寝るまでくらいだ」

In 学校から帰ってきて寝るまでくらいだ I was under the impression that くらい is an adverbial particle (副助詞), but here it's acting as a noun (名詞)? Can it also function as a noun, or is there an implicit noun after くらい ...
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Does てから any retain "subjective reason for action" meaning from から?

My understanding of how から, ので, and て differ from each other when linking clauses: から links a subjective reason for someone's action ので links an objective reason for someone's action て can indicate ...
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What does "~から~" mean in "覚めてからその後寝られず"?

Context: 今朝は5時半に目が覚めてからその後寝られず、一日中眠たかったです。 What does "から" mean in this context? If it means "after/later", are "から" and "その後" repetitious?
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Why is 「人」から「物」を借りる wrong?

An example sentence I've seen is 「彼にビデオを借りました。」 which was prompted with "I borrowed a video from him." and for a long time I would accidentally say 「彼からビデオを借りました。」 instead the first time. ...
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What is the significance of から?

I'm currently learning the usage of から and got some sample sentences with a similar meaning, but I can't wrap my head around why in one example から is omitted. If used, is it just giving more emphasis ...
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what is the exact meaning of ナメの画 in below sentence?

the complete sentence is: "こっちから ナメの画… 。" I know that the whole meaning is: "film him from this side, too!" but I don't know the exact meaning of "ナメの画" in the ...
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What is the exact meaning of から in this sentence?

I know the sentence 大丈夫 みんな支えてくれるから。 means "Don’t worry. Everyone’s supporting you.", but I don't know the exact meaning and function of から in this sentence.
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Why did this native speaker replace から with ので?

A Japanese student wrote the following text over Hellotalk to have it corrected by a native speaker: 「ビデオでみた。安いから日本に有名ですと言っていました。」 The native speaker corrected it as: 「安いので日本で有名だとテレビで言っていました。」 Every ...
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を降りる or から降りる ? Which one is correct

For example which one is more correct? 彼は車から降りた。 彼は車を降りた。 Which version is the proper, textbook style Japanese? Which one is the more common, everyday Japanese? Please explain why! Thanks !
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Does よ in 歩きたいですからよ correct?

In a context like this: A. どうしてドアを開けましたか。 B.歩きたいですからよ。 The bunpo-check keeps showing me that the よ is not correct. If it's so, why, and if it's correct, does the よ make the sentence sounds feminine? ...
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Does から (since/from) have a kanji?

I'm just learning about から and まで. I know many words have kanji forms but are rarely if ever used but I like to learn them anyway as I'm interested in the etymology of words. I noticed that まで has the ...
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Particles choice with 飲む when refering to medicine

日本の会社が初めて作った口から飲む薬です。 It's a medicine which you take by mouth that's made for the first time by a Japanese company. I was surprised to see 口から here. I can only guess that this is from the perspective ...
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I can't understand 「からの」 in this sentence: 他の言葉からの転用が多い

The sentence comes from a video about why Japanese language has so many pronouns. 日本語代名詞の特徴として他の言葉からの転用が多いということが挙げられます The translation for this from the same video is: "We can infer that ...
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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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Having trouble making sense of the sentence "解いてから帰らないとすっきりしないんだ"

In the sentence 解いてから帰らないとすっきりしないんだ, from the context I know it means "If I don't go home after solving it, it won't be refreshing" but I just can't make sense of the grammar, below are the ...
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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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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 ...