How to use Japanese particle から

How to use Japanese particle から

How to use Japanese particle から.  In Japanese there are many particles used commonly such as を, が ,は , も … These words are used very commonly in ordinary conversation. In this article, Learn Japanese daily will introduce to you particle から (kara).

How to use Japanese particle から

How to use Japanese particle から

1. Express the time, place from where/when the action takes place

窓から車の音が入ってきた。
mado kara kuruma no oto ga haitte kita.
The sound of the car came in from the window.

授業は7時から始まった。
jugyou ha shichi ji kara hajimatta.
The class began at seven o’clock.

2. Express reason

学校を休んだのは気分が悪かったから。
gakkou wo yasunda no ha kibun ga warukatta kara.
I was absent from school because I was sick.

今日は雨だろうから傘を持っていこう。
kyou ha amedarou kara kasa wo motteikou.
Let’s bring umbrellas today because it might rain.

3. Express the material which things are made of

紙は木造から作られます。
kami ha mokuzou kara tsukuraremasu.
Paper is made from wooden.

牛乳からバターを作る 。
gyuunyuu kara bataa wo tsukuru.
Make butter from milk.

4. Express a list of actions

朝ごはんを食べてから学校へ行きました。
asagohan wo tabetekara gakkou e ikimashita.
After eating breakfast, I went to school.

勉強してから、テレビを見ます。
Benkyou shite kara, terebi wo mimasu.
After studying, I will watch TV.

 5. Express a period of time which has passed

日本語を勉強してから2年がたった。
nihongo wo benkyoushite kara ninen ga tatta.
It has been two years since I studied Japanese..

日本に住んでいますから5年がたった。
nihon ni sundeimasu kara gonen ga tatta.
I have lived in Japan for 5 years.

 6. Used in passive sentences when you want to talk about subject of action

この曲は世界中人々から愛好されている。
kono kyoku ha sekaijuu hitobito kara aikousareteiru.
This song is loved by people all over the world.

 7. Used to emphasize quantity or quality

このコンテストには、一万からの人が参加した。
kono kontesuto niha, ichiman kara no hito ga sankashita.
More than ten thousand people participated in this contest.

10分とかからずにつきますよ。
juppun to kakarazu ni tsukimasuyo.
You’ll get there in less than ten minutes.

 8. Often used at the end of the sentence to express sympathy with others’ difficulties

遅刻ばかりしていると、クラスに入ってはいけませんから。
chikoku bakari shiteiruto, kurasu ni haitte ha ikemasenkara.
If you are late, you can not enter the class.

「もう我慢できないっ!」「落ち着けよ。すぐそこに行くから。」
“mou gaman dekinai”.  “ochitsukeyo. sugusokoniikukara.”
“I can’t stand it any more!” “Calm down. I’ll come over as soon as possible.”。

9. Used according to custom

次から次へと問題がおきる。
tsugi kara tsugi eto mondai ga okiru.
Problems occur from one to the next.

Above is the common how to use particle から.

Please learn other particles in Japanese particles on Learn Japanese daily.

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