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The “turns out” I speak of is the one you would use when recounting a discovery. For example,

I searched for my phone all day and turns out it was in my bag all along!

or

Turns out he was the murderer.

How would one say these sentences in Japanese?

  • have you tried a dictionary? and what have you found so far? – Chocolate Sep 10 '18 at 2:01
  • @Chocolate Unfortunately, my EJ/JE dictionary doesn’t have anything for “turns out.” – lightweaver Sep 10 '18 at 2:06
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    Check out the Resources for learning Japanese. The Bilingual Example Dictionaries (under Online Dictionaries) are great as they include multiple usage examples for the phrase you are looking for. – DXV Sep 10 '18 at 2:24
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Turns out would usually be 結局{けっきょく}, so:

I searched for my phone all day and turns out it was in my bag all along!

would become something like 一日中{いちにちじゅう}携帯{けいたい}を探したが{さがしたが}、結局{けっきょく}かばんの中{なか}にはいっていた。

and...

Turns out he was the murderer.

would translate to 結局{けっきょく}彼{かれ}が殺人者{さつじんしゃ}だった。

I hope this helps! Please notify if anything was unclear, of if you'd have additional questions.

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