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(Pre-ます-Form VERB/Stem-Form ADJECTIVE) + すぎる as “(VERB too much/too ADJECTIVE)”

(Pre-ます-Form VERB/Stem-Form ADJECTIVE) + すぎる as “(VERB too much/too ADJECTIVE)”

The verb すぎる, which can mean “to go beyond, to exceed, to go over,” is used in this grammar construct to express in a negative connotation that something is too ADJECTIVE or is VERB-ing too much.

Example(s):

最近、ハンバーガーを食べすぎる
Saikin, hamburger o tabesugiru.
(Recently, I’ve been eating too much hamburgers.)

昨日、走りすぎましたから足が痛いです。
Kinou, hashirisugimashita kara ashi ga itai desu.
(I ran too much yesterday so my legs hurt.)

その映画はすごく面白かったが短すぎた
Sono eiga wa sugoku omoshirokatta ga mijikasugita.
(That movie was really interesting but it was too short.)

その仕事は危険すぎるから他の人に任せた方がいいと思う。
Sono shigoto wa kiken sugiru kara hoka no hito ni makaseta hou ga ii to omou.
(That job is too dangerous so I think it’s best if you leave it for someone else.)