Japanese grammar ところを tokorowo, tokoro wo

Japanese grammar ところを tokorowo, tokoro wo

Let’s learn Japanese grammar ところを tokorowo, tokoro wo :

JLPT level : N1

Formation :

Nの +ところを
A い/な+ ところを
N中 +ところを
V + ところを

Meaning and how to use :

when an action is happening, is in a status (possible to combine with noun and adjective)
Describe an action, event which is encountered, caught at the time it begins
A way to begin a conversation, story (Consisting of speaker’s emotion).

For example

息子が花瓶を割ったところを見ていた。
Musuko ga kabin o watta tokoro o mi te i ta.
I saw my son broke the vase

忙しいところを、ご迷惑をかけて、ほんとうに申し訳ございます。
isogashii tokoro o, go meiwaku o kake te, hontou ni moushiwake gozai masu.
Really sorry for bothering you!

試験中、隣の人の答えを見ているところを先生に注意された。
shiken chuu, tonari no hito no kotae o mi te iru tokoro o sensei ni chuui sare ta.
Teacher mentioned me when I just glanced at other’s paper

悪口をするところを聞かれてしまったん。
waruguchi o suru tokoro o kikare te shimatta n.
He was caught maligning someone

彼がクラスメートを殴るところを見られて、先生にしかれました
kare ga kurasumēto o naguru tokoro o mirare te, sensei ni shikare mashi ta
He was seen hitting his friend and scolded by the teacher

Note: In cases of enforcement or annoyance, this structure express the sympathy with listener.

Related structures :

ところだった tokoroda
ところで tokoro de, tokorode
ところだが tokorodaga.
ところに tokoroni, tokoro ni
ところだ tokoroda, tokoro da.
ところが tokoroga, tokoro ga
ところを:tokoroni, tokoro ni

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