Decoded Slug: ~ところが (〜tokoro ga)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ところが (〜tokoro ga)

~ところが (〜tokoro ga)

Short explanation:

Expresses a contrast or unexpected outcome; 'however', 'but', 'even though'.


Phrase 1 (situation) + ところが + Phrase 2 (unexpected result)


Kare wa itsumo chikoku suru tokoro ga, kyou wa hayaku kimashita.
He is always late, but today he came early.
Kinou wa atsukatta tokoro ga, kyou wa samuku narimashita.
Yesterday was hot, however, today it has become cold.
Shiai de makeru to omotta tokoro ga, igai to kachimashita.
I thought we would lose the match, but surprisingly we won.
Kesshou-sen de yuushou suru tokoro ga, saigo no pointo de makemashita.
We were about to win the championship, but we lost at the last point.

Long explanation:

The ~ところが grammar point is used to express a contrast or unexpected outcome in the situation. It can be translated as 'however', 'but', or 'even though' in English. It emphasizes the contradiction between the expected and actual situation, and is usually used after stating a situation or fact.

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