JLPT N1 Grammar (shimatsu da)

Meaning

end up; in the end; as a result (negative)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form) + (という)始末だ
この / その / あの
shimatsu da 始末だ しまつだ jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【しまつだ】(shimatsu da). Meaning: end up; in the end; as a result (negative).

「この始末だ」 is a idiomatic way of saying “so this is the consequence”. This often expresses one’s judgmental / critical attitude.

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Example #1

うちのむすめは、ダイエットのしすぎでびょうきになり、にゅういんするしまつだ。
uchi no musume wa, daietto no shisugi de byouki ni nari, nyuuin suru shimatsu da.
My daughter got sick from dieting too much and as a result she ended up in the hospital.
Example #2

むかしはおかねがなくて、でんきやすいどうもとめられるしまつだった。
mukashi wa okane ga nakute, denki ya suidou mo tome rareru shimatsu datta.
In the past I had so little money that my electricity and water were cut off.
Example #3

しけんのまえになにもふくしゅうしなくて、ゲームばかりして、あかてんをもらうしまつだ。
shiken no mae ni nani mo fukushuu shinakute, geemu bakari shite, akaten o morau shimatsu da.
Before the exam I didn’t study anything and only played games. As a result, I got a bad score.
Example #4

かのじょはちゃんとべんきょうせず、バイトするばかりで、りゅうねんするしまつだ。
kanojo wa chanto benkyou sezu, baito suru bakari de, ryuunen suru shimatsu da.
She did not study properly and only focused on part-time work. As a result, she had to repeat a year of school.
Example #5

ひとをしんじすぎたわたし、なんどもだまされるしまつで、もうめがさめた。
hito o shinji sugita watashi, nando mo damasareru shimatsu de, mou me ga sameta.
After believing in people too much and being deceived countless times, I finally came to my senses.
Example #6

かれはちこくしてきたくせにそうたいしたいといいだすしまつでやるきがあるのかぎもんである。
kare wa chikoku shite kita kuse ni soutai shitai to iidasu shimatsu de yaruki ga aru no ka gimon de aru.
Considering he arrived late and said he wants to leave early, I am in doubt of his motivation.
Example #7

おかねのかしかりはするなといったのに、このしまつだ。
okane no kashikari wa suruna to itta noni, kono shimatsu da.
I told you to not lend or borrow any money, but this is how things turn out...

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