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<< Saya | seiippai >>

せいで ([せいで] )(seide)
    Meaning: because of, due to (indicates only negative meaning) he died because~, he lost his fortune because~,...
    Example: Due to lack of sleep, I have a headache today
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: ziaz

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せいで;のせいだ;せいで;せいか 
(ziaz)
所為 (せい) (n) cause/ reason/ fault (from WWWJDIC) Using the Kanji in this grammatical construction is likely very rare, however.  
(leslie)

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ex #5966   寝不足のせいで、今日は頭がぼんやりしている 
Due to lack of sleep, today I'm absent minded.  
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(ziaz)
ex #5990   あいつのせいで、先生に叱られた。 
Because of him, I was scolded by my teacher.  
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(motodrift)
ex #6428   気のせいか、彼は今日は何となく元気がなく感じられた。 
Is it my impression? He seems to be not feeling well.  
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(hadv)
ex #6429   私は失敗したのは、彼のせいだ。 
Because of him, I failed.  
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(hadv)
ex #6430   電車が遅れたせいで、遅刻した。 
I was late because the train was late.  
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(hadv)
ex #6431   暑いせいか、食欲がない。 
Since it's hot, I have no appetite.  
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(hadv)
ex #6953   台風のせいで、旅行にいけなかったんです。 
We did not go on the trip because of the typhoon.  
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(赤毛)
ex #7096   天気のせいか、気分が悪い。  
It's the weather's fault that I don't feel good.  
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(Izumi19)
ex #7097   学生が上手にならないのは、教え方が下手なせいかもしれない。 
Maybe the student is not becoming good because of the poor way of teaching.  
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(Izumi19)
ex #7154   熱がある せいで何を食べてもおいしくない。 
Those food all not taste to me because of i feel fever.  
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(sureshnihon)
ex #8415   彼女がパーティーに来なかったのは病気のせいだ。  
It was because she was ill that she didn't come to the party.  
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(karekano)
ex #8416   私が失敗したのは怠惰のせいだ。  
My failure is due to the fact that I was lazy.  
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(karekano)
ex #8417   彼らの到着が遅れたのは雨のせいだった。  
Their late arrival was owing to the rain.  
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(karekano)
ex #8418   彼女の美貌は年のせいで衰えた。  
Her beauty withered with age.  
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(karekano)

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  Comments:  
bamboo4What happened to the English verisons of ex #6428,ex #6429,ex #6430 and ex #6431?

 
gahoangdaiAbout the Ex 6430.。。The Translation should be...Because of the late train,So I came late! 
gahoangdaiEx 6429 The translation should be..Because of him,I failed. 
Izumi19What's with the か after せい、and how do you know when to use か、で, or nothing at all after the せい? 
lucinda lohmanootaEx. 6430 should be translated as "I was late because the train was late (or delayed). 
CyrusI came to hear, that せいか can also have positive results. Can someone approve of that? 
ichigo_venky@Cyrus: Yes seika is used whether the result is desirable/undesirable
Ex: Jp:Kanojo ga iru seika shigoto ga yoku dekiru.
Eng:I think it is because she is here that i can do a lot of work.

 

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