Decoded Slug: ところで (tokorode)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
ところで (tokorode)

ところで (tokorode)

Short explanation:

Used for changing the topic or bringing up a new topic; 'by the way', 'speaking of'.


ところで + new topic or question


Tokorode, kinou no shukudai wa mou owari mashita ka?
By the way, did you finish yesterday's homework?
Kare wa puuru de oyoide imasu. Tokorode, ohiru gohan wa nani ni shimasu ka?
He is swimming in the pool. By the way, what do you want for lunch?
Kinou wa tanoshikatta desu ne. Tokorode, kono shashin wo mimashita ka?
Yesterday was fun, wasn't it? By the way, did you see this photo?
Tokorode, ashita no kaigi no jikan wo shitte imasu ka?
By the way, do you know the time of tomorrow's meeting?

Long explanation:

The ところで (tokorode) grammar point is used to change the topic of conversation or introduce a new topic. It can be translated as 'by the way' or 'speaking of' in English. It is often used when the speaker wants to ask a question or share some information on a different subject. It can be placed at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.

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