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Decoded Slug: Verb た ところ (Verb ta tokoro)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb た ところ (Verb ta tokoro)

Verb た ところ (Verb ta tokoro)

Short explanation:

Expresses the situation right after an action has taken place.


Verb (た form) + ところ


Doa wo aketa tokoro, neko ga tobidashite kita.
When I opened the door, a cat came jumping out.
Denwa wo kitta tokoro, mata natta.
Right after I hung up the phone, it rang again.
Shukudai wo owaraseta tokoro de, tomodachi kara renraku ga kita.
Just as I finished my homework, I got a message from my friend.
Kaimono wo shite kaetta tokoro, saifu wo nakushita koto ni kizuita.
After shopping and returning home, I realized I had lost my wallet.

Long explanation:

The たところ grammar point is used to describe a situation that occurs right after an action has taken place. It is often translated as 'just now', 'right after', or 'when'. The formation is relatively simple as it only requires the verb in its た form (past tense) followed by ところ.

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