から - Grammar Discussion

because・since

Structure

  • Verb + から
  • いAdjective + から
  • Noun + から
  • なAdjective + から

[から can mark subjective or objective causes/reasons while ので marks objective ones・emphasis on the cause]

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I think I’ve read somewhere that if you’re using the polite form in multiple main clauses, the politness-level has to agree. (Feel free to correct me/add to that, I don’t think I really understand what a main clause is yet °-°)
So wouldn’t “ですから” be wrong unless it’s “あまいです” ?

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@xBl4ck
You are absolutely right!

It has been fixed!

Thanks :bowing_man:

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In Genki, this is first introduced in chapter 5 where it provides the structure:

(1) バスに乗りましょう。タクシーは高いですから。

However, in DBJG, paragraph 1 says:

“[…] in Japanese, kara clauses always precede the main clause.”

So the example Genki gives should be タクシーは高いから、バスに乗りましょう。

Can someone help me reconcile this?

Hello, one of the context sentences is:

スポーツをしたからあついです。

Which translates to: Because I played sports, I am hot.

Does it refer to body temperature, or to body sexiness?

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@Daigo
Hey :slight_smile:
This word is not used to indicate body sexiness (there are other words like セクシー or エロい).
In this sentence it refers to body, evokes image of swearing a lot.

Cheers!

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