から

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Japanese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

から (romaji kara)

  1. from, out of
    東京 (とうきょう)から (かえ)った。
    Tōkyō kara kaetta.
    He returned from Tokyo.
    ずっと (まえ)から (はなし)
    zutto mae kara no hanashi
    a conversation from way back
  2. after (following て-form verbs)
     ()わってから () (くだ)さい。
    Owatte kara, kitekudasai.
    Please come by after finishing [after you've finished].
  3. because (following adjectives and verbs)
     (にく) ()べないから、ラーメンは駄目 (だめ)だ。
    Niku o tabenai kara, rāmen wa dame da.
    Because he doesn't eat meat, ramen is bad [a bad idea].
     (わたし)がいるから心配 (しんぱい)ないでしょ?
    Watashi ga iru kara shinpai nai desho?
    Because I'm here, there's no need to worry, right?

Noun[edit]

から (romaji kara)

  1. : emptiness
  2. : shell
  3. : the old name for China