JLPT N2 Grammar (ageku)

Meaning

to end up; in the end; finally; after all

How to use

Verb (casual, past)あげく(に)
Noun + の

Learn Japanese grammar: (ageku). Meaning: to end up; in the end; finally; after all.

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Example #1

2じかんもまたされたあげく、けっきょくにしあいはえんきになった。
2 jikan mo matasareta ageku, keekyoku ni shiai wa enki ni natta.
After waiting for 2 hours, the match ended up being postponed.
Example #2

まいにちのざんぎょうのあげく、かのじょはたおれてにゅういんすることになりました。
mainichi no zangyou no ageku, kanojo wa taorete nyuuin shita koto ni nari mashita.
After working overtime everyday, she collapsed and was hospitalized.
Example #3

にんきのラーメンみせに2じかんもならんだあげく、うりきれでたべられなかった。
ninki no raamen mise ni 2 jikan mo naranda ageku, urikire de taberarena katta.
After waiting at the popular ramen shop for 2 hours, they ended up sold out and I couldn't eat anything.
Example #4

どのだいがくにはいろうかと、さんざんなやんだあげく、きょうとだいがくにきめた。
dono daigaku ni hairou ka to, sanzan nayanda ageku, kyouto daigaku ni kimeta.
After thinking it over carefully about which university to enter, I decided on Kyoto University.
Example #5

かれらはふうふげんかをふりかえしたあげく、とうとうりこんした。
karera wa fuufu genka o kurikaeshita ageku, toutou rikon shita.
After fighting countless times, they finally got a divorce.
Example #6

かれは、ちこくをくりかえしたあげく、てんちょうにあやまらなかったので、クビになった。
kare wa, chikoku o kurikaeshita ageku, tenchou ni ayamarana katta no de, kubi ni natta.
After being late countless times, he did not appologize to the store manager and ended up getting fired.
Example #7

おとうとは、べんきょうしないであそんだあげくに、しゅうしょくにもしっぱいしてずっとバイトせいかつをして いる。
otouto wa, benkyou shinai de asonda ageku ni, shuushoku ni mo shippai shite zutto baito seikatsu o shite iru.
After not studying and just goofing off all the time, my younger brother ended not getting a good job and has just been doing part-time work.

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