Grammar Info

N4 Lesson 10: 11/18

それで

Because of that, So?, And then?, Therefore, With that

Structure

Phrase (A)。 それ + Phrase (B)

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About それで

Like それに, それで is another conjunction that is regularly considered to be one word in Japanese, but is more correctly just a combination of the pronoun それ, and the case marking particle .
The thing that それ is 'substituting' for is the entire clause/sentence that came before it, while highlights that 'with that', or 'by means of that'. In this way, it translates to 'therefore', 'because of that', or 'with that' where 'that' is the previous information. それで is frequently used at the beginning of a second sentence, to highlight the information from the first.
  • (わたし)子供(こども)ころ医者(いしゃ)さん(いのち)(すく)われそれで医者(いしゃ)になろう(おも)
    A doctor saved my life when I was a child. Due to that, I became determined to be a doctor.
  • (かれ)電車(でんしゃ)(なか)痴漢(ちかん)したそれで(かれ)警察(けいさつ)(つか)まっ
    He groped someone on the train. As a result of that, he got arrested by the cops.
Caution
You may also see それでは. in this case is the conjunctive form of (the auxiliary verb). Due to this, the meaning is closer to 'well then', 'in that case', or 'if so'. This では is also frequently shortened to じゃ.
  • サリー世界中(せかいじゅう)ほとんど(くに)()たことがあるそれで旅行会社(りょこうがいしゃ)(はたら)ことにした
    Sally has been to most countries in the world. Because of that, she decided to work at a travel agency.
  • それでは会議(かいぎ)(はじ)ます
    Well then, I will start the meeting.
  • それじゃミク()ないの?
    In that case, Miku, are you not coming?

Examples

  • この(あた)(おお)(さくら)()えられている。それで外国人(がいこくじん)花見(はなみ)()人気(にんき)観光(かんこう)スポットになった

    In this area, numerous cherry trees are growing. Because of that, it has become a popular tourist attraction where many foreigners come to view cherry blossoms.

  • きょうこ:「昨日(きのう)(わたし)たち(はじ)めてデートしたわ。」
    あけみ:「へえーそうなんだそれでどうだった?」

    Kyoko: 'Yesterday, we went on a date for the first time.'
    Akemi: 'Oh yeah? And then? What happened?'

  • このヘビ有毒(ゆうどく)一種(いっしゅ)ですそれで非常(ひじょう)危険(きけん)(かんが)えられています

    This snake is one of (many) venomous species. Because of that, it is considered extremely dangerous.

  • いずくさん子供(こども)(ころ)よくいじめられました。それで(よわ)(もの)味方(みかた)になっています

    Izuku-san was often bullied as a child. Therefore, he is now an ally of the weak.

  • きょうこ:「その(あと)映画(えいが)()()ったわ。」
    あけみ:「それで(なに)があったの?」

    Kyoko: 'After that, we went to a movie. '
    Akemi: 'And then? Did something happen?'

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それで – Grammar Discussion

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  • Howl_UK

    Howl_UK

    About 2 years ago

    This grammar point is covered in Genki II (3rd edition, Chapter 19, page 169).

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