Your journey to Japanese fluency (JLPT N5-N1).

Decoded Slug: ~せいで (〜sei de)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~せいで (〜sei de)

~せいで (〜sei de)

Short explanation:

Indicates that something or someone caused an unfortunate result.


Verb-casual + せいで, い-Adjective + せいで, な-Adjective + なせいで, Noun + のせいで


Ame no sei de shiai ga chuushi ni narimashita.
The game was cancelled because of the rain.
Kare no chikoku no sei de, minna matasaremashita.
Everyone had to wait because of his lateness.
Byouki no sei de kyuujitsu ga dainashi ni natta.
My holiday was ruined due to illness.
Shigoto ga isogashikute nebusoku na sei de, shuuchuu dekinai.
I can't concentrate because I'm sleep deprived due to busy work.

Long explanation:

The ~せいで grammar point is used to express that something or someone is the reason or cause of an unfortunate result or situation. It can be translated as 'because of' or 'due to' in English.

Ace your Japanese JLPT N5-N1 preparation.


Public Alpha version. This site is currently undergoing active development. You may encounter occasional bugs, inconsistencies, or limited functionality. You can support the development by buying us a coffee.

Copyright 2023 @ zen-lingo.com