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Japanese 始末だ grammar しまつだ shimatsuda
Japanese 始末だ grammar しまつだ shimatsuda

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Japanese 始末だ grammar しまつだ shimatsuda

JLPT level : N1

Formation :


Meaning and how to use :

Expresses the meaning “due to someone’s behavior that a negative event happened.” The latter clause is the result/consequence of the former clause. Often translated as “as a result.”


1. 彼女の欠点や悪い習慣を全部みんなの前に言い、彼女は私に悪口をする始末だ。
Kanojo no ketten ya warui shuukan o zenbu minna no mae ni ii, kanojo ha watashi ni waruguchi o suru shimatsu da.
I told her faults and bad habits in front of everyone, as a result she went talking behind my back.

2. 僕は大切な書類に大きいミスもしたりして、会議の資料もなくしたりして、首になる始末だ、
Boku ha taisetsu na shorui ni ookii misu mo shi tari shi te, kaigi no shiryou mo naku shi tari shi te, kubi ni naru shimatsu da,
I made a big mistake with some important documents and even lost the files related to the meeting, as a result I was fired.

3. 姉はたくさん残業し、他の仕事もし、体が弱くなって、入院する始末だ。
Ane ha takusan zangyou shi, ta no shigoto mo shi, karada ga yowaku natte, nyuuin suru shimatsu da.
My sister worked extra shifts and do another job as well, as a result her body grew weaker and had to be hospitalized.

4. 試験の前に何も復習しなくて、ゲームばかりして、赤点をもらう始末だ。
Shiken no mae ni nani mo fukushuu shi naku te, gēmu bakari shi te, aka ten o morau shimatsu da.
Before the exam I didn’t study again and only played game, as a result I got bad grades.

5. 水樹ちゃんは友達にいじめられて、泣きだす始末だ。
Mizuki chan ha tomodachi ni ijimerare te, nakidasu shimatsu da.
Mizuki was bullied by her friends, as a result she cried.


「この始末だ」 is a idiomatic way of saying, often translated as “so this is the consequence”. This way of saying often expresses the judgmental and critical attitude.

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