Advertisement

Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: ばそれまでだ (ba sore made da)

Learn Japanese N1 Grammar with Flashcard

Meaning: if… then it’s over


Advertisement

Formation:

Verb-ばconditional + それまでだ

Example sentences:

この機械は水に弱い。水がかかればそれまでだ。
kono kikai wa mizu ni yowai. mizu ga kakareba sore made da.
This machine is not water-resistant. It will be broken if you spill water on it.

どんなに美しい花でも、散ってしまえばそれまでだ。
donna ni utsukushii hana demo, chitte shimaeba sore made da.
No matter how beautiful flowers are, when they start to scatter it’s over.


Advertisement


If you find any error in this post please don't hesitate to contact me.

Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: 折に (ori ni)
Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: もしないで (mo shinaide)