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Japanese ところだった grammar tokorodatta
Japanese ところだった grammar tokorodatta

Let’s learn Japanese ところだった grammar tokorodatta :

JLPT level : N2

Formation :

Vていた +ところだった
Vる +ところだった

Meaning and how to use :

Almost, nearly: Describe an event which is nearly to happen

For example

Kuruma ni butsukareru tokoro datta.
I was nearly hit by a car

a, kyou ha shiken bi desu ne. Wasureru tokoro datta.
Oops, today is the day of the exam, isn’t it. I almost foget it.

baka na koto o shi te, chichi ni shikareru tokoro datta
I just did an odd and was nearly scolded by my father

nebou shi te, gakkou ni okure te i ta tokoro datta.
getting up late, I was almost late to school

michi o wataru toki ki o tsuke nai de, shinde ta tokoro datta.
Crossing the road uncarefully, I nearly killed my self

Note: Usually go with もう少し、危うく、危なく、。。。

Related structures :

ところで tokoro de, tokorode
ところを tokoro wo, tokorowo
ところに tokoro ni, tokoroni
ところだが tokoroda ga, tokorodaga
ところだ tokoroda, tokoro da
ところが tokoroga, tokoro ga

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