JLPT N2 Grammar (dake no koto wa aru)

Meaning

no wonder; it’s not surprising that

How to use

Verb (casual)だけ(のことはあ)ある
だけあって
Noun
な-adjective + な
い-adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (dake no koto wa aru). Meaning: no wonder; it’s not surprising that.

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Example #1

このいちごはあまくて、とてもおいしかったです。たかかっただけのことはあるね。
kono ichigo wa amakute, totemo oishikatta desu. takakatta dake no koto wa aru ne.
This strawberry was sweet and very delicious. It's no wonder it was expensive.
Example #2

ここはいちりゅうホテルだけのことはあってかいてきだった。
koko wa ichiryuu hoteru dake no koto wa atte kaiteki datta.
As expected of a first-class hotel, everything was excellent.
Example #3

かれはわかいころからにほんにすんでいただけのことはあって、さすがにほんごがじょうずだね。
kare wa wakai koro kara nihon ni sunde ita dake no koto wa atte, sasuga nihongo ga jouzu da ne.
He's been living in Japan since he was young, so as expected his Japanese is very good.
Example #4

このばしょはゆうめいなだけのことはあって、たくさんのかんこうきゃくがいます。
kono basho wa yuumei na dake no koto wa atte, takusan no kankoukyaku ga imasu.
This place is very famous, so it's no wonder why there are a lot of tourists.
Example #5

りょうりきょうしつにかよっているだけのことはある、かのじょのてづくりりょうりはとてもおいしい。
ryouri kyoushitsu o kayotte iru dake no koto wa aru, kanojo no tedukuri ryouri wa totemo oishii.
As expected of someone attending cooking classes, her homemade cooking is very delicious.
Example #6

かのじょはれきしがすきなだけのことはあって、てんすうはいつもたかいだ。
kanojo wa rekishi ga suki na dake no koto wa atte, tensuu wa itsumo takai da.
She loves history so it's no wonder why she always scores high on the tests.
Example #7

ごうかくしたの?すごい!3ねんかんたいへんだったけど、べんきょうしただけのことはあったね。
goukaku shita no? sugou ! 3 nenkan taihen datta kedo, benkyou shita dake no koto wa atta ne.
You passed? That's awesome! It was a tough 3 years, but it's not surprising since you studied hard.

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