Decoded Slug: ~ときている (〜to kite iru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ときている (〜to kite iru)

~ときている (〜to kite iru)

Short explanation:

Used to express that a situation is serious or extreme, often with a negative connotation.


Verb-casual, い-Adjective, な-Adjective +で + ときている, Noun + だ + ときている


Shigoto ga isogashii toki te iru kara, ofisu de wa shuuchuu dekinai.
With how busy work is, I can't concentrate in the office.
Keizai ga warui toki te iru ni, kaisha ga tairyou kaiko wo happyou shita.
At a time when the economy is bad, the company announced mass layoffs.
Ryokousaki de nimotsu o nusumareru toki te iru dakara, ryokou o tanoshimenai.
I can't enjoy my trip because of the situation where my luggage was stolen at the travel destination.
Shiken ga chikai toki te iru. Gakkou no kadai mo takusan aru toki te iru.
The exams are coming up and there are also a lot of school assignments. The situation is quite serious.

Long explanation:

The ~ときている Japanese grammar point is used to highlight and express that a certain circumstance or condition is serious, intense or extreme. It often brings forth negative scenarios or situations. This form is often used in conversations and less frequently found in formal written language.

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