Decoded Slug: Verb るときに (〜ru toki ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
Verb るときに (〜ru toki ni)

Verb るときに (〜ru toki ni)

Short explanation:

Describes the time when a certain action takes place; 'when', 'at the time'.


Verb-る + ときに


Eiga wo miru toki ni, poppukoon wo tabemasu.
When I watch a movie, I eat popcorn.
Neru toki ni, heya no denki wo keshimasu.
When I go to bed, I turn off the room lights.
Undou suru toki ni, suibun hokyuu ga taisetsu desu.
When exercising, it's important to stay hydrated.
Ryokou suru toki ni, kamera wo motteiku koto ga suki desu.
When I travel, I like to bring a camera.

Long explanation:

The ~るときに grammar point is used to indicate the time when a certain action or event happens. It can be translated as 'when' or 'at the time' in English. The formation involves attaching ときに to the verb in its dictionary (る) form.

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