のことだから [のことだから] (nokotodakara)
Meaning: as usual for
Example: Hiroko as usual, will be late.
JLPT Level: 2
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Since it's (someone who...), therefore it is natural to have (someone)....
〜ことから ： 〜という理由で
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|k-dogg||so wait, is this like の then こと and then （だ）から？ like the thing of the subject and then dakara? Is that what this is like but contains a meaning of 'as usual'?|| |
|Paul||My grammar book, 500 Essential Japanese Expressions: A Guide to Correct Usage of Key Sentence Patterns, has [のことだから], [ことだから], and [ことだ] meaning the same thing: [なのだから]. || |
|blabby||When I took JLPT 2級 they tested the difference between [ことから] and [ことだから]. It is quite easy to mix them up.|| |
|kryptolus||This came up several times in something I was translating. I translated "a-san no kotodesukara..." as "It's a-san so...". It seems more natural than saying "A-san as usual...". For example in the example sentence above saying "It's Hiroko so she'll be late" or "Since it's Hiroko she'll be late" might be more natural. || |
|誠||This entry should be combined with the entry of " kotodakara" since it is the same. || |
|誠||I agree with kryptolusさん。|
" Since it's Hiroko (who always late), therefore it is natural to have her late (this time around)."
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