Decoded Slug: ~だけあって (〜dake atte)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~だけあって (〜dake atte)

~だけあって (〜dake atte)

Short explanation:

Expresses that something is as expected or deserves its reputation.


Verb-casual + だけあって, い-Adjective + だけあって, な-Adjective + なだけあって, Noun + だけあって


Kare wa nihongo ga jouzu dake atte, nihonjin no you ni hanasu koto ga dekiru.
As expected of being good at Japanese, he can speak like a Japanese person.
Kono resutoran wa yuumei dake atte, ryouri ga totemo oishii.
No wonder this restaurant is famous, the food is very delicious.
Kanojo wa keiken houfu na dake atte, sono mondai wo kantan ni kaiketsu dekita.
It's natural that she's experienced; she could easily solve the problem.
Kare wa yuushuu na gakusei dake atte, itsumo tesuto no tensuu ga takai.
As expected of an excellent student, he always gets high scores on tests.

Long explanation:

The ~だけあって grammar point is used to indicate that something is as expected or deserves its reputation, based on certain facts or qualities. It can be translated as 'no wonder', 'as expected' or 'it is natural that' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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