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Decoded Slug: ~ところ (〜tokoro)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ところ (〜tokoro)

~ところ (〜tokoro)

Short explanation:

Express a specific point in time or state; 'when', 'just about', 'in the middle of'.


Verb-casual + ところ, い-Adjective + ところ, な-Adjective + なところ, Noun + のところ


Dekakeru tokoro desu.
I am just about to leave.
Eiga wo mite iru tokoro desu.
I am in the middle of watching a movie.
Oishii tokoro de shokuji wo suru tsumori desu.
I plan to have a meal at a delicious place.
Kare wa isogashii tokoro wo tetsudatte kuremashita.
He helped me when I was busy.

Long explanation:

The ~ところ grammar point is used to express a specific point in time or state, depending on the verb tense used with it. The formation differs slightly depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun. It can be translated as 'when', 'just about', 'in the middle of', or 'in the process of' in English.

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