JLPT N2 Grammar (dake atte)

Meaning

being the case; (precisely) because; as might be expected from

How to use

Verb (casual)だけあって
Noun
な-adjective + な
い-adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (dake atte). Meaning: being the case; (precisely) because; as might be expected from.

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Example #1

このアパートはえきにちかいだけあって、やっぱりやちんもたかい。
kono apaato wa eki ni chikai dake atte, yappari yachin ga takai.
This apartment is close to the station, so as expected the rent is expensive.
Example #2

りょうりきょうしつにかよっているだけあって、かのじょのつくるりょうりはとてもおいしい。
ryouri kyoushitsu ni kayotte iru dake atte, kanojo no tsukuru ryouri wa totemo oishii.
She is taking lessons at a cooking school and so the food she makes is really delicious.
Example #3

このバッグはやすいだけあってすぐにこわれてしまった。
kono baggu wa yasui dake atte sugu ni kowarete shimatta.
As expected of this cheap bag, it broke right away.
Example #4

このばしょはゆうめいなだけあって、たくさんのかんこうきゃくがいる。
kono basho wa yuumei na dake atte, takusan no kankoukyaku ga iru.
This is a very famous place and so there are lots of tourists.
Example #5

さすがせかいチャンピオンだけあってつよい。ちょうせんしゃがまるでこどものようだ。
sasuga sekai chanpion dake atte tsuyoi. chousensha ga marude kodomo no you da.
As expected of the world champion, they are really strong. They make their opponent look like a kid.
Example #6

ここはいちりゅうホテルだけあってかいてきだった。
Koko wa ichiryuu hoteru dake atte kaiteki datta.
As expected of a first-class hotel, it was very pleasant.
Example #7

かのじょは10ねんアメリカにすんでいただけあって、えいごがとてもじょうずだ。
kanojo wa 10 nen amerika ni sundeita dake atte, eigo ga totemo jouzu da.
As expected of someone who lived in America for 10 years, her English is very good.

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