Decoded Slug: ~たところ (〜ta tokoro)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~たところ (〜ta tokoro)

~たところ (〜ta tokoro)

Short explanation:

Used to describe an action that has just been completed, often followed by a result or observation.


Verb-past + ところ, い-Adjective-past + ところ, な-Adjective + だったところ, Noun + だったところ


Souji shita tokoro, heya ga zutto kirei ni narimashita.
I just finished cleaning, and the room has become much cleaner.
Kare ni kiita tokoro, sono shitsumon no kotae wa wakaranai mitai desu.
I just asked him, and it seems he doesn't know the answer to that question.
Shukudai o dashita tokoro, sensei ga machigai o mitsukemashita.
I just submitted my homework, and the teacher found a mistake.
Hirugohan o tabeta tokoro, kibun ga yokunari mashita.
I just finished eating lunch, and now I feel better.

Long explanation:

The ~たところ grammar point is used when an action has just been completed and the speaker wants to describe an observation or result that follows from it. It can be translated as 'just finished doing something' or 'just did something'. The formation is the same for all conjugatable words, which include verbs, い-adjectives, な-adjectives, and nouns.

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