〜ものだから [〜ものだから] (monodakara)
Meaning: so, therefore (explaining something unavoidable)
Example: The dog ate my homework (so) I can't turn it in today.
JLPT Level: 2
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|Can't believe this got uploaded without anyone explaining its usage. You have to ask yourself - if "so..." is all monodesukara means, why not simply use "desukara"?|
Monodesukara is used in situations where you're giving a reason why something couldn't be helped, usually something negative - a nanimoshikataganai kind of situation.
For instance, if the dog ate your homework and you were explaining that to your teacher, you'd use monodesukara to finish up giving your reason.
It's used in cases where you're obviously conciliatory due to the unfortunate outcome, but humbly emphasizing that it wasn't your fault.
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|srobertson||This is the same as monodesukara|| |
|olivier||This pattern can be shortened and become もので, also もんで, or もんだから.|| |
|Televangelist||If this is truly the same as Monodesukara, the examples need to be replaced. I think we need someone truly bilingual to come in and clean this up.|| |
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