Lesson 74 - Finish

Shimaimasu means to finish completely, and is used frequently with other Japanese verbs and words like minna (everyone) and zenbu (all). For example, you can say Gohan o tabete shimaimashita, which means "I finished all the rice." You can also say something like Kanji o zenbu wasurete shimaimashita or "I forgot all the kanji". Instead of just saying you forgot it, you're saying you completely forgot it, which adds a lot more emphasis to your sentence. It's good to use when you want to get your point across. Since this is a relatively easy new concept, let's hop right into a conversation. Let's see what Eriko and Junji have to say.

Eriko: Shukudai o wasurete shimaimashita!
Junji: Ee? Sakuban shimasen deshita ka?
Eriko: Iie ... KONPYUUTA ga kowarete shimaimashita.
Junji: Komarimashita ne.
Eriko: Junji kun wa mou atarashii KONPYUUTA o kaimashita ka?
Junji: Iie. Okane ga zenbu tsukutte shimaimashita.
Eriko: Nani o kaimashita ka?
Junji: Jitensha o kaimashita. Ii desu ne.
Eriko: Jitensha ga takusan arimasu!
Junji: Wakarimashita ... demo, daisuki desu yo.
Eriko: JUUSU o nonde shimaimashita ka?
Junji: Iie. Ikaga desu ka?
Eriko: Ee, nodo ga kawakimashita.
Junji: Douzo.
Eriko: Doumo!

Eriko begins by saying, "I completely forgot my homework!" Junji remarks, "Huh? You didn't do it last night?" She replies, "No ... my computer completely broke down." Junjin remarks that she's in trouvle and Eriko asks, "Did you already buy a new computer?" He replies, "No. I used up all my money." Eriko asks what he bought and he says, "I bought a bicycle. It's nice." Eriko remarks, "You have a lot of bicycles!" He replies, "I know ... but I really like them." Eriko then asks, "Did you finish all the juice?" He replise, "No. Would you like some?" She says, "Yes, I'm thirsty." He gives it to her and she happily thanks him.

Vocabulary Review
仕舞います Shimaimasu- to finish/complete