JLPT N3 Grammar (nazenara)

Meaning

because; the reason is; if you want to know why

How to use

Resultなぜなら(ば)reason
nazenara なぜなら jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (nazenara). Meaning: because; the reason is; if you want to know why.

This is usually only used in formal situations.

There are a few different variations, including:

  • なぜならば (naze naraba)
  • なぜかというと (naze ka to iu to)
  • どうしてかというと (doushite ka to iu to)

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Example #1

なぜかというと、わたしはほんがすきだからです。
naze ka to iu to, watashi wa hon ga suki dakara desu.
The reason is because I like books.
Example #2

なぜならかれはびょうきだったからです。
nazenara kare wa byouki datta kara desu.
The reason is because he was sick.
Example #3

かいたいけどかえません。なぜならばおかねがないからです。
kaitai kedo kaemasen. naze naraba okane ga nai kara desu.
I wan't to buy it, but I cannot. The reason is because I have no money.
Example #4

がっこうをかえた。なぜなら、サッカーぶがなかったからだ。
gakkou o kaeta. nazenara, sakkaa bu ga nakatta kara desu.
I changed schools because there was no soccer club at my old school.
Example #5

らいげつ、アメリカにかえるよていです。なぜなら、いもうとのけっこんしきにしゅっせきするからです。
raigetsu, kuni ni kaeru yotei desu. nazenara, imouto no kekkon shiki ni shusseki suru kara desu.
Next month I am going back to America because I will be attending my younger sister's wedding.
Example #6

しごとをやめたくてもやめられません。なぜなら、しゃっきんがあるからです。
shigoto o yametakutemo yameraremasenn. naze nara, shakin ga aru kara desu.
Even if I wanted to, I cannot quit my job because I have debts to pay.
Example #7

わたしはじゅういになりたい。なぜならわたしはどうぶつがだいすきだからです。
watashi wa juui ni naritai. nazenara watashi wa doubutsu ga daisuki dakara desu.
I want to become a veterinarian because I love animals.
Example #8

わたしはすうがくがすきです、なぜならすうがくはもっともとくいなかもくだからです。
watashi wa suugaku ga suki desu, nazenara suugaku wa mottomo tokui na kamoku dakara desu.
I like math because it is my best subject.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
辞めるやめるto quite
借金しゃっきんdebt
予定よていplan
いもうとyounger sister
結婚式けっこんしきwedding ceremony
出席しゅっせきattend
変えるかえるto change
サッカー部さっかーぶsoccer club

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