N1 Lesson 9: 4/17
ずじまい ずじまい

ずじまい

ended up not
did not (in the end)
never did

⚠ originates from the voiced verb[stem] form of しまう. Very often used in past form.

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Verb[ない] + + じまい
Aずじまい is an expression of regret, used when one ends up not doing what she/he wanted, planned, or had to do. Often used with adverbs like ついに、結局、とうとう. わからずじまい is a common expression.

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A「結局(けっきょく)、やらじまいで新(しん)学期(がっき)になっちゃったよ。」
B「なにをやらなかったの?」
A「夏休(なつやす)みの宿題(しゅくだい)…」
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A: “I ended up not doing it, and the new school term started.”
B: “What did you not do?”
A: “The summer homework...”

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