Is there a difference when we use「〜から」and「〜んです」 [JLPT grammar]

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Today I share my reply to a student’s question in the JLPT All-in-One course.
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〜んです|(explanation, reason) JLPT N4 Course


[A student’s comment]

Is there a difference when we use「〜から」and「〜んです」in a sentence to give a reason?



[Chika Sensei’s reply]

Yes, they both indicate reasons, but the emotions they contain are a bit different.

Explanation of the situation
Used when you “want to be heard more” or “want to explain why”.

When simply explaining why.
There are times when it is okay to use either, and times when it is more natural to use “〜んです.”

We often use “〜んです” when we want the other person to understand my feelings.


(Please understand my feelings…)

(I don’t have any feelings.)



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