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~せいで/せいだ/せいか

Usage:

①Verb(Dictionary Form, Past Tense Form, Negative Form) + せいで/せいだ/せいか
②Te Form of Verb + いる/いた + せいで/せいだ/せいか
③i-Adj + せいで/せいだ/せいか
④na-Adj + な + せいで/せいだ/せいか
⑤Noun + の + せいで/せいだ/せいか


Meaning:

「~せいで/せいだ/せいか」means “because…”.
It’s often used to blame someone/something or to express your disappointment.

Examples:

かれのせいでわたしたちはけました。
We lost because of him.
 
れないくつさんしたせいであしいたい。
My feet hurt because I took a walk wearing shoes that I’m not used to wearing.

Notes:

①~せいか is often used to say some reasons that you are uncertain.
②~を~せいにする is often used to blame someone while it’s not his fault.

ぶん失敗しっぱいひとのせいにするな。
Don’t blame other people for your mistakes!
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