Japanese ところだ grammar tokoroda

Japanese ところだ grammar tokoroda
Japanese ところだ grammar tokoroda

Let’s learn Japanese ところだ grammar tokoroda:

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

Vている    +ところだ
Vた   +ところだ
Vる            +ところだ

Meaning and how to use :

1. Describe an action just have happened, shortly.

For example

Kono terebi o katta tokoro da.
I just have bought this TV

watashi ga ki ta toki, kare ha dekake ta tokoro da.
I just have arrived China to meet my friends

chuugoku ni tomodachi ni ai ni itta tokoro da.
When I came, he had just gone out

2. Describe an action happening at present, in time.

For example

kanojo ha tomodachi to issho ni gaishutsu shi te iru tokoro da.
She’s going out with her friend

denwa suru toki, haha ha hon o yon de iru tokoro da..
When I call, my mother is reading book

ima, musume ha itamu node, nai te iru tokoro da.
now, My daughter is crying because of her pain

3. Describe an action which happens at the same time with a happening one

For example

kanojo ha watashi no koto o kanshin shi te iru. Choudo watashi ga kanashin de i ta tokoro da.
She care about me (right at the time) when I’m sad

choudo watashi ha dekake te i ta tokoro, musuko ha ai ni ki mashi ta.
My son came (right at the time) when I was out (not at home)

4. Describe an action is going to happen. about to

For example

watashi ha kaetta bakari, korekara shāwā o abiru tokoro da.
I’ve just got home, I’m just about to take a shower

otto ga gorufu o shi ni iku tokoro da.
My husband is about to go to play golf

5. Describe an assumption “If ~ then”

For example

haha ga shitte i tara, zehi okoru tokoro da
If my mother knows it, she will surely be angry

Isha ni shi tara, zehi kaikon suru toko
If you were a doctor you must surely regret

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
ところだが tokoroda ga, tokorodaga
ところが tokoroga, tokoro ga

. if you don’t understand the signs we used in fomation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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