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
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|所為 (せい) (n) cause/ reason/ fault (from WWWJDIC) Using the Kanji in this grammatical construction is likely very rare, however. || |
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|bamboo4||What happened to the English verisons of ex #6428,ex #6429,ex #6430 and ex #6431?|
|gahoangdai||About the Ex 6430．。。The Translation should be...Because of the late train,So I came late!|| |
|gahoangdai||Ex 6429 The translation should be..Because of him,I failed.|| |
|Izumi19||What'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 lohmanoota||Ex. 6430 should be translated as "I was late because the train was late (or delayed).|| |
|Cyrus||I 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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