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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: 始末だ (shimatsu da)

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Meaning: end up; in the end

Formation:

Verb-dictionary form + 始末だ
この/その/あの + 始末だ

Example sentences:

彼は静かな部屋に隔離され、一時間休んでからテストを受ける始末だった。
kare wa shizuka na heya ni kakuri sare, ichijikan yasunde kara tesuto o ukeru shimatsu datta.
He ended up being led away to a quiet room for an hour before he was ready to take the test.

うちの娘は、ダイエットのしすぎで病気になり、入院する始末だ。
uchi no musume wa, daietto no shisugi de byouki ni nari, nyuuin suru shimatsu da.
My daughter overdid her diet and became sick. She ended up being admitted to the hospital.

体を鍛えようとジョギングを始めたが、走りすぎて膝を痛めてしまい、病院に通う始末だ。
karada o kitaeyou to jogingu o hajimeta ga, hashiri sugite hiza o itamete shimai, byouin ni kayou shimatsu da.
I started jogging to train my body but I hurt my kneecap by running too much. In the end I had to go to the hospital.

あの人は遅刻はする、約束は忘れる、ついには居眠り運転で事故を起こす始末だ。
ano hito wa chikoku wa suru, yakusoku wa wasureru, tsui niwa inemuri unten de jiko o okosu shimatsu da.
That guy always came late and forgot his promises. In the end, he caused an accident by falling asleep at the wheel.

弟は昔から両親に手を焼かせていましたが、ついに家出をして、警察のやっかいにまでなる始末です。
otouto wa mukashi kara ryoushin ni te o yakasete imashita ga, tsuini iede o shite, keisatsu nno yakkai ni made naru shimatsu desu.
My brother was a handful to my parents in the past and in the end he ran away from home. He even ended up getting into trouble with the police.

ちょっと目を離したら、この始末だ。
chotto me o hanashitara, kono shimatsu da.
This is what happened when I took my eyes off you.

兄は借金を返すためと言って家にあるものをお金に換え、母のパソコンまで売ってしまう始末だ。
ani wa shakkin o kaesu tame to itte ie ni aru mono o okane ni kae, haha no pasokon made utte shimau shimatsu da.
My big brother said that he needed to turn things in our house into money to pay back the debt, so he ended up selling my mother’s computer.

弟はお金がなくて、電気や水道も止められる始末だった。
mukashi wa okane ga nakute, denki ya suidou mo tomerareru shimatsu datta.
I had no money so my electricity and water were cut off.

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