こととて ([こととて] )(kototote)
Meaning: because/since - explains the cause or gives a reason for 他でもない〜の(ひと・こと・もの）だから
Example: Since it was early morning, there wasn't even a dog around.
JLPT Level: 1
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|Not normally used in speech. A more formal, written word for letters and whatnot. Explains the reason for something with the sense that it is precisely because of (person,thing) that( ). |
Because it was early in the morning, there wasn't even a dog around this street that is so lively during the day.
|Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p20 - no.19|| |
|Often used to give reasons for excuses or apologies.|| |
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