Decoded Slug: ~とき (〜toki)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~とき (〜toki)

~とき (〜toki)

Short explanation:

Expresses the time when something happens, 'when', 'at the time'.


Verb-casual + とき, い-Adjective + とき, な-Adjective + なとき, Noun + のとき


Kouen de asobu toki, boushi wo kaburimashou.
When playing in the park, let's wear a hat.
Kono ringo ga akai toki, tabegoro desu.
This apple is ready to eat when it is red.
Watashi ga benkyou suru na toki, kazoku wa shizuka ni shite kuremasu.
When I am studying, my family keeps quiet for me.
Kodomo no toki, yoku obaachan no ie ni asobi ni ikimashita.
When I was a child, I often went to play at my grandmother's house.

Long explanation:

The ~とき grammar point is used to express the time when something happens or happened. It can be translated as 'when' or 'at the time' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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