Listen and Predict – あげく

~あげく (~After)

The beginning of the phrase expresses longtime anguish or trouble over something, while the latter of phrase expresses the situations as it is presently. [see more]

NEGATIVE

The phrase expresses that one’s expectation was not met. Ex:

さんざんなやんだあげくあやまることにした。
After being plagued to death, I eventually decided to apologize.

POSITIVE

The phrase expresses improvement in one’s condition. Ex:

日本への留学りゅうがく周囲しゅういから反対はんたいされたが、説得せっとくしたあげく、やっとみとめてもらえた。
Although people close to me objected to my plan to study in Japan, I finnally convinced them and got their approval.

FORMATION

Verb 「た-form + あげく」
「Noun + の + あげく」

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