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~てすむ/~ですむ

~てすむ/~ですむ

Today’s Grammar Point:  ~てすむ/~ですむ

すむ(済む) has a few meanings but if it is used after a てform verb/adjective or a noun + で, ~て/で すむ means “to be settled with/by ~” or “~ is enough to…”

Connections

  • [てform verb/adjective] + すむ
  • [noun] + で + すむ

Examples

あやまってむことではない。
It is not something that can be settled with an apology.

かねはらってめばいいのだけれど、そういうわけにはいかないだろう。
It would be good if you could settle the matter by just paying for it but I don’t think that would be the case.

今日きょうものかなくてんだ。
I didn’t have to go shopping today.

きょうの夕食ゆうしょくやすくてんだ。
We were lucky to have cheap dinner today.

くるまでの旅行りょこうは、手荷物てにもつすくなくてむからいい。
Traveling by car is good because it requires less hand luggage.

その程度ていどのケガでんでかった。
I’m glad that you escaped the situation with that little injury.

前髪まえがみるだけなら五分ごふんみますよ。
Just cutting your bangs would take only 5 minutes.

罰金ばっきんみました。
I only had to pay some fine.

停学ていがくになるとおもったけど、反省文はんせいぶんくだけでみました。
I thought I would be suspended, but all I had to do was to write a reflection statement.

かねむならいくらでもす。
If money can settle it, I will pay any amount.

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