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おかげ

おかげ
おかげ
okage
Meaning: thanks to, because of
JLPT Level: 3
Examples

薬のおかげで元気になった。
kusuri no okage de genki ni natta.
medicine-(possessive marker)-thanks to-healthy-became
Thanks to the medicine, I have recovered.

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おかげ can have a positive or negative meaning. You can tell by the context.

おかげさまで is a set phrase meaning "thanks to you." and is often used to show gratitude for help or concern.

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おかげさまで さま here doesn't refer

おかげさまで
さま here doesn't refer to the honorific -sama, does it?

It has the same kanji but

It has the same kanji but it has a bit of a different meaning. It basically makes the expression polite. Think of it as a set expression.

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おかげさまでちょっと習いましたね。

おかげさまでちょっと習いましたね。

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