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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.


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


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Supplemental examples

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Further Reading

  • Kamiya, Takeo. "Adverbs Expressing Circumstances." The Handbook of Japanese Adjectives and Adverbs, Kodansha, 2002, p. 191