Decoded Slug: Verb た ときに (Verb た ときに)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb た ときに (Verb た ときに)

Verb た ときに (Verb た ときに)

Short explanation:

Express an action or event that occurred at a specific time in the past; 'when', 'at the time'.


Verb-た + ときに


Eiga wo mita toki ni, nakimashita.
When I watched the movie, I cried.
Kare ni hajimete atta toki ni, chikoku shite imashita.
When I first met him, he was late.
Nihon e itta toki ni, takusan no shashin wo torimashita.
When I went to Japan, I took a lot of photos.
Tomodachi ga ie ni kita toki ni, geemu wo shimashita.
When my friend came to my house, we played games.

Long explanation:

The たときに grammar point is used to express an action that happened at a specific time in the past, usually with a focus on a specific event or moment. It can be translated as 'when' or 'at the time' in English. This grammar point requires a verb in its た-form followed by ときに to indicate the time at which the action occurred.

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