JLPT N1 Grammar (beku shite)

Meaning

as it is bound to (happen); following the natural course

How to use

Verb (dictionary)べくしてVerb (た form)
beku shite べくして jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (beku shite). Meaning: as it is bound to (happen); following the natural course. Similar to no wonder; no surprise that ~.

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Example #1

あのこはなにもべんきょうせずに、あそびばかりしているんから、だいがくしけんにおちるべくしておちた。
ano ko wa nani mo benkyou se zu ni, asobi bakari shite irun kara, daigaku shiken ni ochiru beku shite ochita.
That kid doesn’t bother studying and spends all of his time playing. Only naturally, he failed the university entrance exam.
Example #2

きみはいつもこんなところにじてんしゃをおいていたから、ぬすむべくしてぬすんだ。
kimi wa itsumo konna tokoro ni jitensha o oite ita kara, nusumu beku shite nusunda.
If you always leave your bike in a place like this, sooner or later it will be stolen.
Example #3

こんかいはれんしゅうぶそくがたたり、まけるべくしてまけたのだとおもう。
konkai wa renshuu busoku ga tatari, makeru beku shite maketa noda to omou.
I think it's only natural we lost with our lack of practice this time.
Example #4

かれとはかんがえかたよくにていて、わたしたちはであうべくしてであったとしんじている。
kare to wa kangaekata yoku nite ite, watashitachi wa deau beku shite deatta to shinjite iru.
Our way of thinking is very similar and I believe we met as though we were meant to meet each other.
Example #5

このきかいのきけんせいはいぜんからなんどもしてきされていた。このじこはおこるべくしておこったといえる。
kono kikai no kikensei wa izen kara nando mo shiteki sarete ita. ko no jiko wa okoru beku shite okotta to ieru.
The dangers of this machine have been pointed out many times before. It can be said that this accident was bound to happen.
Example #6

かれがかったのはぐうぜんではない。れんしゅうにつぐれんしゅうをかさねて、かれはかつべくしてかったのだ。
kare ga katta no wa guuzen dewa nai. renshuu ni tsugu renshuu o kasanete, kare wa katsu beku shite katta no da.
His victory is not by accident. Practicing day and night like that, it's only natural he would win.
Example #7

こくみんのふまんをせいふがむししつづけたけっか、デモはおこるべくしておこった。
kokumin no fuman o seifu ga mushi shi tsudzuketa kekka, demo wa okoru beku shite okotta.
As to be expected, demonstrations happened as a result of the government's continued ignorance of public dissatisfaction.

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