Taking advantage of an opportunity with せっかく~だから

せっかく and だから are used when a rare or unexpected situation has come up, and it would be a waste not to make use of it.

Examples of せっかく~だから


The situation appears between せっかく and だから. However, the situation is often left out when clear from the context.

Further Reading

  • Kamiya, Takeo. “Adverbs Expressing Circumstances.” The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs, Kodansha, 2002, p. 191
  • How to use せっかく ( = sekkaku) (maggiesensei.com)