Decoded Slug: Verb たが最後 (〜ta ga saigo)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb たが最後 (〜ta ga saigo)

Verb たが最後 (〜ta ga saigo)

Short explanation:

Expression used to denote the idea that 'once something has occurred, it is final'; 'once', 'as soon as', 'the moment'.


Verb-casual, past (た form) + が最後


Kare ga ichido okotta ga saigo, dare mo kare o tomeru koto wa dekimasen.
Once he gets angry, no one can stop him.
Kono geemu wo hajimeta ga saigo, hitobanjuu yaritsuzuketa.
As soon as I started this game, I continued to play it all night.
kanojo ga heya o deta ga saigo, nido to modotte konakatta.
The moment she left the room, she never came back.
Watashi ga sono hashi o watatta ga saigo, sore ga saigo no wakare datta.
Once I crossed that bridge, it was our final goodbye.

Long explanation:

The ~たが最後 grammar point is used to emphasize the finality of an action once it has been completed. In English, it can be translated as 'once', 'as soon as', or 'the moment'. It is often used to describe the start of an irreversible action or situation.

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