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tame
JLPT N3
Edit  Amatuka
ため
Meaning
In order to, because of, for
I telephoned to make sure he was coming.
Edit  Amatuka
Formation
See also
Phrases
ゆきがたくさんふったためしあいがちゅうしされた。
Because a lot of snow fell, the match was canceled.
Edit  #6670 ngocld
かれがくることをたしかめるためにでんわをした。
I telephoned to make sure that he was coming.
Edit  #721 Amatuka
かれは、きょねんろうれいのため、なくなった。
He died last year of old age.
Edit  #722 Amatuka
このキーはなにのためのものですか?
What's this key for ?
Edit  #723 Amatuka
がいこくじんのためのいいじしょがない
There are no good dictionaries for foreigners
Edit  #3147 edo
にほんじんはかいしゃのためによくはたらきます
The Japanese work hard for ( the sake of ) their company
Edit  #3148 edo
なにのために?
What for?
Edit  #5938 bamboo4
Discussion and comments
thats why i made the batch form, so i can speed ahead!
dc
Two slightly different usages here (split them out if you want to).
1. 'In order to'
2. 'Because of'
Amatuka
Usually either ___の為に___ or [V-る]為に___.
But not always :-P
Amatuka
Hey DC, I'm catching up with you on Grammar entries :-P
Amatuka
hah, I've NEVER seen the kanji for tame before.
Grant
tame is also used sometimes to mean "therefore/so", like [node]

何も出ていないため、ユーザーは何をしていいか分からないと思います。
nothing pops out,so the user doesnt know what to do
dc
為 seems a bit like the word 'para' in Spanish... give or take a few uses, no?
Saralynne