Grammar Info
N2 Lesson 9: 11/19

挙句(あげく)
after, in the end, after all, eventually

Kanji Reading: 挙げ句 or 挙句

Structure
Verb[た]+ あげく + (に) + (Past Tense) (Result)

Verb[た]+ あげく + + Noun

Noun + possesion + あげく + (に) + (Past Tense) (Result)
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使用域 一般
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  • [AあげくにB after putting a lot of time/effort/resources into doing A, the result was B. B is negative in most cases. A is also often negative・Often used with: さんざん、しばらく、せっかく、いろいろ]
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走(はし)って転(ころ)んだあげくに、壁(かべ)に衝突(しょうとつ)した。
After running and falling, I crashed into a wall.
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数(すう)時間(じかん)スーパーで歩(ある)き回(まわ)ったあげく何(なに)も買(か)わず家(いえ)に帰(かえ)った。
After walking around at the supermarket for a few hours, I went home without buying anything.
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時間(じかん)林(はやし)で迷(まよ)ったあげくに、道(みち)探(さが)すのを諦(あきら)めた。1時間(じかん)後(ご)に、森林(しんりん)管理(かんり)官(かん)が見(み)つけてくれた。
After I got lost in the woods for three hours, I gave up searching for a way out. After an hour I was found by a forester.
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