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N1 Lesson 5: 14/17

since...(it is no wonder that), because...(it is no wonder that), due to...(it is no wonder that)

Verb + とあって
[い]Adjective + とあって
[な]Adjective + ()+ とあって
Noun + ()+ とあって
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  • [AとあってB is a formal expression often used in news and articles meaning that because A is unusual or special in normal circumstances, no wonder that B is the case]
  • [Generally not used when talking (writing) about the speaker (writer) themself or about something that is not special in some way based on common knowledge or context]
  • [Phrases that emphasize rarity are often used in A like 珍しい、めったに、久しぶり、XXぶり、最後、初めて、最初、初公開、初日. In B phrases expressing popularity are common: 賑わう、いっぱい、集まる、満員、溢れる、人出、多い、たくさん、長い列、混雑、人気 and so on]
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Article: "Since it is the only restaurant in this city where one can eat Italian cuisine, (it is no wonder that) it naturally became very popular."
Article: "Since even winters in Okinawa are mild compared to other parts of Japan, (it is no wonder that) it is visited by many people from all over the country not only in summer but all year round."
ニュースサイト:「 気軽(きがる)に鹿(しか)などの野生動物(やせいどうぶつ)が撮影(さつえい)できるとあって大変(たいへん)人気(にんき)の撮影(さつえい)スポットの一(ひと)つになっています。」
News site: "Since one can easily photograph wild animals such as deer, (it is no wonder that) it has become one of the most popular photography spots."
[Potential verbs are common before とあって]
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