JLPT N3 Grammar (sei de)


because of; due to; as a result of ~

How to use

Verb (casual)せい(で/に)
Noun + の
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Learn Japanese grammar: (sei). Meaning: because of; due to; as a result of ~.

This is mostly used to express a negative result, but it can also be neutral or used even with some positive results as well.

However, to emphasize a positive result properly, it is best to use instead.

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Example #1

sakki koohii o nonda sei de, nakanaka neraremasen.
Because I drank coffee a little while ago, I can't seem to fall asleep.
Example #2

atama ga itai. tsukareta sei kana.
My head hurts. Maybe it's because I am tired..
Example #3

basu ga okureta sei de, jugyou ni okurete shimatta.
I was late for class because my bus was late.
Example #4

anata no shippai o, watashi no sei ni shinai de yo!
Don't blame me for your mistake!
Example #5

taichou ga warukatta sei de, shiken ni shuuchuu dekinakatta.
As a result of not feeling well, I wasn't able to concentrate on the exam.
Example #6

basu ga okureta sei de, hikouki ni norenakatta.
I missed my flight because the bus was late.
Example #7

tabesugita sei de, chotto futotte shimatta.
I've gained a bit of weight from eating too much.
Example #8

chanto benkyou shinakatta sei de, tesuto wa goukaku dekinakatta.
As a result of not studying properly, I wasn't able to pass the test.

Vocabulary List

遅れるおくれるto be late
授業じゅぎょうlesson; class
疲れるつかれるto get tired

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