(A) (1)+ わ + (B) (1) + わ（で）
(1) Verb［る］、［い］Adjective、［な］Adjective + だ、Noun + だ
To use this structure, simply place わ after a word, and then repeat the same after a second (different) word. In the case of な-Adjective or nouns, だわ will be used. The case-marking particle で will then follow the second わ, indicating 'with', or 'as a consequence of'.
昨日はクライアントに怒られるわ、自分の上司に暴言吐かれるわで大変だった。I had a bad day yesterday because my client was mad at me and because my boss yelled at me.
- このアパートはボロいわ狭いわで最悪な物件だ。This apartment sucks because it is run-down and small.
- 新しく入ってきた新人はクライアントには無礼だわ、クレーム対応が下手だわで、どこから教育していいかわからない。The newbie that just joined is rude to our clients and bad at handling complaints, so I don't know how I should train him.
- 携帯を買ってくれたこと自体は嬉しかったんだけと、5年前のモデルだわ画面は割れているわで使い物にならなそうだったから、自分で新しい携帯を買った。I am happy that they bought me a phone, but it was a 5 year old model and the screen was broken and didn't look like I would be able to use it, so I went ahead and bought myself a new phone.
In essence, わ is used in the same way as し～し, where the words that they are being attached to are just being listed as reasons. Additionally, the で may occasionally be omitted.
今年は宝くじには当たるわ、長年付き合っていた彼氏にプロポーズされるわで、幸せなことが沢山あってとても嬉しい。I am very happy this year because I won the lottery and my boyfriend of many years is going to propose to me. (Positive meaning)
A: 'Oh, you look pale!'
B: 'Yeah, I know. I couldn't sleep at all last night because of my noisy roommate and all the mosquito bites.'
'I had a hard time getting to work this morning because it suddenly started raining and my umbrella broke.'
'I was not lucky today because I hit my little finger on the dresser and tripped on the street.'
'The dogs barked at me in the morning and the bird pooped on my head, so... （it was a horrible day.）'
'Speaking of that restaurant, it was the worst since they had bugs in the food, and when I complained about it, I was ignored.'
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わ〜わ（で） – Grammar Discussion
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Is this the same kind of わ that we see as a sentence-ending particle (w/ falling intonation, the neutral/masc. version)?
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