Decoded Slug: ~わけだ (〜wake da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~わけだ (〜wake da)

~わけだ (〜wake da)

Short explanation:

Express a logical conclusion or reason; 'it means', 'no wonder', 'the reason is'.


Verb-casual + わけだ, い-Adjective + わけだ, な-Adjective + なわけだ, Noun + のわけだ


Kanojo ga okureta no wa, densha ga okureta wake da.
The reason she was late is that the train was delayed.
Jugyou ga omoshirokatta kara, minna nesshin ni kiiteita wake da.
The class was interesting, which is why everyone was listening intently.
Kare wa totemo isogashii desu kara, yasumi ga hotondo nai wake da.
He is very busy, which is why he has hardly any time off.
Kono mondai ga muzukashii kara, zenzen wakaranai wake da.
This problem is difficult, so it's no wonder I don't understand it at all.

Long explanation:

The ~わけだ grammar point is used to express a logical conclusion or reason for something. It can be translated as 'it means', 'no wonder', or 'the reason is' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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