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おかげで
okagede
JLPT N2
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Meaning
thanks to
It's thanks to you that I received the promotion.
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Formation
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Phrases
そんななか、ホストファミリーがようきにはなしかけ、あちらこちらへつれだしてくれたおかげで、じょじょにえいごにもなれりかいできるようになっていきました。
Among which, thanks to the host family cheerfully chatting with me, taking me hither and thither I gradually accustomed to and able to understand English.
Edit  #300 Amatuka, dc
あいつのおかげでじこにまきこまれた。
Thanks to him, I ended up getting involved in this accident.
Edit  #3052 bamboo4, dc
りょうしんのおかげで、わたしはアルバイトをしないでべんきょうすることができる。
Thanks to my parents, I can study without working.
Edit  #5914 Ludi
わたしがアルバイトせずにべんきょうできるのは、りょうしんのおかげだ。
I can study without working thanks to my parents.
Edit  #5915 Ludi
きみのおかげで、おかねをぜんぶつかってしまいあるいてきたくせねばならなかった。
Thanks to you, I spent all my money and had to walk home.
Edit  #8390 karekano
わたしはかれのえんじょのおかげでせいこうした。
I had succeed through his help.
Edit  #8391 karekano
わたしがせいこうしたのはあなたのおかげです。
I owe my success to you.
Edit  #8392 karekano
わたしがのがれられたのはあなたのおかげだ。
I`m indebted to you for my escape.
Edit  #8393 karekano
Discussion and comments
Used to show causation for something good.
lucinda lohmanoota
The second example is to show that this expression can be used in a reverse situation.
bamboo4
See also 'okagesamade'
Amatuka
hither and thither あちらこちらに
Miki
Hang on bamboo4,

In all of the textbooks I've read, お陰で can only be used to indicate a positive outcome in JLPT2. It may be used in other contexts (maybe to express irony in colloquial Japanese) but for JLPT2, I don't think your example is valid.

I think you mean 〜のせいで.
PaulO
On the contrary, お陰で can be used in a negative sense in many situations, e.g., お前さんのお陰で大変な損をしたよ.

I don't personally care a hoot about JLPT or whatever - when you have to learn, you have to learn.
bamboo4
PaulO is correct. おかげで is used in positive connotations, such as "thanks to...".

While せいで is used in negative connotations, usually to express blame, such as "because of...".

And I agree that these examples should be groomed according to grammar level. However, exceptions can be noted if the context/situation is properly explained.
tanuki86
普通はよい結果になる場合に使うが、皮肉な表現として、悪い結果になる場合にも使うことがある。 This is written in my JLPT2 book, so bamboo4 is right.
laki-laura
I have heard it used in negative situations as well, although this site is for JLPT preperation. the ultimate goal should be to learn Japanese.

Classroom Japanese is far from the real thing. keep that in mind while you study and you might improve faster than you had expected.
tigert
Did anyone notice the examples use 2 different kanji? Which one is the right one? 陰 or 蔭 ?
tenkamuteki82
陰 is in the 常用 kanji list, while the other is not. It looks like an old form that some people still use.
DrJones