JLPT N1 Grammar (koto tote)

How to use

Verb (casual)こととて
Noun + の
な-adjective + な
い-adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (koto tote). Meaning: because; since.

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Example #1

しんにゅうしゃいんでなれぬこととて、しつれいがあればおゆるしください。
shinnyuu shain de narenu koto tote, shitsurei ga areba oyurushi kudasai.
I am new to the company and not used to things yet, so please forgive me if I do anything disrespectful.
Example #2

わたしのりょうしんがこうれいのこととて、らいねんからいっしょにすむことにしました。
watashi no ryouōshin ga kourei no koto tote, rainen kara issho ni sumu koto ni shimashita.
Since my parents are old, I decided to live with them from next year.
Example #3

ねんまつねんしはきゅうぎょうちゅうのこととて、このじきのいらいにはすぐにたいおうができない。
nenmatsunenshi wa kyuugyouchuu no koto tote, kono jiki no irai ni wa sugu ni taiou ga dekinai.
We are closed because of the year-end and New Year holidays and cannot immediately respond to requests during this period.
Example #4

このようなばしょでスピーチするのははじめてのこととて、とてもきんちょうです。
kono youna basho de supiichi suru no wa hajimete no koto tote, totemo kinchou desu.
It's the first time I've made a speech in a place like this, and I'm very nervous.
Example #5

まだけんとうちゅうのこととて、はっきりとしたおへんじはできません。
mada kentouchuu no koto tote, hakkiri to shita o henji wa dekimasen.
Since we are still investigating, we cannot have a clear answer yet.
Example #6

きゅうなこととて、そうだんせずきめてしまい、もうしわけありません。
kyuuna koto tote, soudan sezu kimete shimai, moushiwake arimasen.
I'm sorry that I decided without consulting since it was a sudden matter.
Example #7

ひっこしてきたばかりで、あたりのようすをわからぬこととて、どうぞよろしくおねがいいたします。
hikkoshite kita bakari de, atari no yousu o wakaranu koto tote, douzo yoroshiku onegai itashimasu.
Since I just moved here, I do not know anything about this area and so I hope you can help.

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