Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (mono dakara)

Meaning

so; therefore (explaining something unavoidable)

How to use

Verb (casual)ものだから
ものですから
もんだから (spoken)
Noun + な
い-Adjective
な-Adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (mono dakara) & (mono desu kara). Meaning: so; therefore (explaining something unavoidable). It is used to explain a reason.

Example A / 例

可愛かったものだから

kawaikatta mono dakara

It was so cute that I couldn’t help but..

Example B / 例

好きなものだから

suki na mono dakara

It’s something I really like, so…

Other forms include:

  • ものですから (mono desu kara)
  • もんだから (mon dakara) “spoken Japanese”
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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

うわぎをきたままですみません。さむいものだから。
uwagi o kita mama de sumimasen. samui mono dakara.
I'm sorry for wearing my jacket, but I'm a bit cold..
Example #2

ひとりっこなものだからわがままにそだててしまいました。
hitorikko na mono dakara wagamama ni sodatete shimaimashita.
I'm an only child so I grew up a little bit selfish
Example #3

おそくなってごめんなさい。どうろがこんでいたものだから。
osoku natte gomennasai. douro ga kondeita mono dakara.
I'm sorry for being late. Traffic was really bad..
Example #4

うわぎをぬいでもいいですか?あついものですから。
uwagi o nuide mo ii desu ka? atsui mono desu kara.
Is it alright if I take off my jacket? I feel really hot.
Example #5

わたしのかわりにこれをしていただけませんか。わたしはたいへんにいそがしいものですから。
watashi no kawari ni kore o shite itadakemasen ka. watashi wa taihen ni isogashii mono desu kara.
Could you please do this on my behalf? I'm too busy to do it myself..

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
可愛いかわいいcute
一人っ子ひとりっこonly child
育てるそだてるto raise; develop
道路どうろroad
混んでいるこんでいるto be crowded
上着うわぎjacket
脱ぐぬぐto take off (clothing)
着るきるto wear / put on (clothing)

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