Japanese ところだが grammar tokorodaga

Japanese ところだが grammar tokorodaga
Japanese ところだが grammar tokorodaga

Let’s learn Japanese ところだが grammar tokorodaga :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

Vなら・ば … +ところだが

Meaning and how to use :

Express an event which usually can not occur, but this ocation is an exception.

For example

普通なら許さないところだが、今度だけ見逃します。
Futsuu nara yurusa nai tokoro da ga, kondo dake minogashi masu.
Normally I won’t forgive you, but this time I’ll ignore it.

平日ならダメところだが、今日だけいいですよ
heijitsu nara dame tokoro da ga, kyou dake ii desu yo
if today is weekday it is not OK, only today, it is Ok.

毎度なら、このコートは3000円ところだが、今度は2500円だけですよ。
maido nara, kono kōto ha san zero zero zero en tokoro da ga, kondo ha ni go zero zero en dake desu yo.
As usual, this coat costs 3000 Japanese yen, but it’s just 2500 yen today.

ほかの人なら、助けないところだが、君なら助けます。
hoka no hito nara, tasuke nai tokoro da ga, kimi nara tasuke masu.
if you were other people i wouldn’t help (if in that case with other people), but you, i will help

通常なら、すぐにこの本、君に貸してあげるところだが、今度はちょっとね…
hoka no hito nara, tasuke nai tokoro da ga, kimi nara tasuke masu.
if it’s at normal time i will lend you this book immediatly, but this time, i am sorry…

Related structures :

ところだった tokorodatta
ところで tokoro de, tokorode
ところを tokoro wo, tokorowo
ところに tokoro ni, tokoroni
ところだ tokoroda, tokoro da.
ところが tokoroga, tokoro ga

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