See also: がら

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Japanese (kara, inherent quality), from Proto-Japonic *kara. Cognate with Miyako から (kara), Okinawan から (kara).

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

から (kara

  1. from, out of
    (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
    ()()(しつ)からのふしぎな(たび)
    chikashitsu kara no fushigi na tabi
    a mysterious journey (starting) from the basement
  2. after (following -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()()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(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?

NounEdit

から (kara

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