Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 2: 1/23

だけあって
is only natural, …being the case, because, as might be expected

Do not use with negative reasons/results!

Structure
Verb + だけ(のことあっ
[い]Adjective + だけ(のことあっ
[な]Adjective + + だけ(のことあっ
Noun + だけ(のことあっ
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  • [AだけあってB: B, as might be expected from A.
  • B is a natural consequence of A・B is a noteworthy and positive (or neutral) result of A]
  • [Often used with さすがに、やはり for emphasis. A/B cannot be negative]
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頑張(がんば)って勉強(べんきょう)しただけあって妹(いもうと)いい大学(だいがく)に入学(にゅうがく)できた。
As expected, my little sister studied hard, and got into a good college.
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揚(あ)げ物(もの)を控(ひか)えただけあって私(わたし)は3キロも痩(や)せた。
As might be expected, I avoided eating fried food and I lost three kilograms.
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茶道(さどう)を習(なら)っているだけあって、礼儀(れいぎ)が正(ただ)しい。
As one might expect, since she is learning tea ceremony, she is polite.
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