Japanese grammar べくして bekushite

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Let’s learn Japanese grammar べくして bekushite :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Vる+べくして…Vた

Meaning and how to use :

Expresse the meaning “The thing mentioned was going to happen is now in fact, happened.”. Often translated as “No wonder that../ No surprise that..”.

Examples:

食べることや寝ることを抜き、いつも仕事をして、彼女は病気にかかるべくしてかかったのだ。
Taberu koto ya neru koto o nuki, itsumo shigoto o shi te, kanojo ha byouki ni kakaru beku shi te kakatta no da.
Skippingg eating and sleeping, working all the time no wonder she fell sick.

昨日の事故は起こるべくして起こった事故だ。
Kinou no jiko ha okoru beku shi te okotta jiko da.
The accident yesterday is an accident that was going to happen anyway.

あの子は何も勉強せずに、遊びばかりしているんから、大学試験に落ちるべくして落ちた。
Ano ko ha nani mo benkyou se zu ni, asobi bakari shi te iru n kara, daigaku shiken ni ochiru beku shi te ochi ta.
That kid doesn’t bother studying and play all the time, that’s why he failed the university exam (as expected)

君はこんなに高いところに置いていたから、あのパソコンが落ちて故障するべくして故障した。
Kimi ha konnani takai tokoro ni oi te i ta kara, ano pasokon ga ochi te koshou suru beku shi te koshou shi ta.
If you place it at an high place like that, there’s no surprise that the calculator dropped down and broke.

父がそんなに酒をたくさん飲むから、酔っぱらって、くだらないことを言うべくして言ったのだ。
Chichi ga sonnani sake o takusan nomu kara, yopparatte, kudaranai koto o iu beku shi te itta no da.
There’s no surprise that my father is talking nonsense because he drank a lot of wine.

Note: Mostly used in literature.

Related structures :

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