Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 3: 2/17

あっての
exist only because of/due to, owe everything to

が is usually omitted

Structure
Noun (A) + ()+ あっ + Noun (B)
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  • [AあってのB is used to emphasize that B exists/happens only because of A, in other words, without A, B would not be possible]
  • [Often used as あってのこと and あってのもの]
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あなたあってのわたしです。あなたがいなければ私(わたし)の人生(じんせい)は無意味(むいみ)です。」
"I can only exist because of you. My life would be meaningless without you."
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彼(かれ)大学(だいがく)やめのは、何(なに)か理由(りゆう)あってのことだろう。
I guess he is dropping out of university only because some sort of reason exists.
[remember, although が is used here, it is often omitted]
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支配人(しはいにん)、社員(しゃいん)に:「ゲストあっての遊園地(ゆうえんち)だということを忘(わす)れてはいけません。」
Manager to employees: "You must not forget that the amusement park exists only because of the customers."
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