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<< toareba | tobakarini >>

とあって [とあって] (toatte)
    Meaning: Because ~; ~ as expected; because ~, naturally ~; Introduces an expected reason for some circumstance that is different from the usual situation.
    Example: Because this is the series of holidays after the bonus season, (unsurprisingly), all the tourist spots are crowded.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Author: LR

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Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p21 - no.21 
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Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p613 
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ex #7877   ボーナス後の連休とあって、観光地はどこも人でいっぱいだ。 
Because this is the series of holidays after the bonus season, unsurprisingly, all the tourist spots are crowded.  
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ex #7878   夏休みが始まったとあって、子供たちはみんな嬉しそうだ。 
Summer vacation has begun, so the children all look happy.  
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ex #7879   人気スターがやって来るとあって、空港は大勢の人たちが待ち受けていた 
because a popular star is coming, a large crowd gathered to meet him at the airport  
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ex #7880   掃除が終わったらお菓子がもらえるとあって、子供たちは一生懸命手伝っている。 
Because they know they'll get sweets after they finish cleaning, the children are doing their very best to help out.  
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