Decoded Slug: Verbる 始末だ (〜ru shimatsu da)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verbる 始末だ (〜ru shimatsu da)

Verbる 始末だ (〜ru shimatsu da)

Short explanation:

Expresses the result or conclusion of an action, often with a negative or unfortunate outcome.


Verb-dictionary form + 始末だ


Wasurete shimatte, pasupooto wo ie ni okitekuru shimatsu datta.
I ended up leaving my passport at home because I forgot.
Maiban osoku made hataraki, taoreru shimatsu da.
I work late every night and end up collapsing.
Benkyou shinakatta node, shiken ni ochiru shimatsu da.
I didn't study, so I ended up failing the exam.
Densha ga okureta tame, kaigi ni okureru shimatsu da.
The train was delayed and I ended up being late for the meeting.

Long explanation:

The ~る始末だ grammar point is used to express the outcome of an action and is often used when the outcome is negative or unfortunate. It can be translated as 'end up', 'the result is' or 'the conclusion is' in English. It is typically used with verbs in their dictionary form.

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