Japanese ところで grammar tokoro de

Japanese ところで grammar tokoro de
Japanese ところで grammar tokoro de

Let’s learn Japanese ところで grammar tokoro de :

JLPT level : N3

Formation :

Sentence +ところで
Vた+ところで

Meaning and how to use :

By the way: Used when we want to change the talking topic

For example

愛子さんは幸いですね。ご主人はハンサムだし、お金持ちです。ところで、和子さんは離婚しましたよ。
Aiko san ha saiwai desu ne. Go shujin ha hansamu da shi, o kanemochi desu. Tokorode, kazuko san ha rikon shi mashi ta yo.
Aiko is so lucky isn’t she. She has a not only handsome but also rich husband. By the way, (do you know that) Kazuko has just divorced

今年はいろんなことがあります。ところで、冬休みにどこに行くつもり?
kotoshi ha ironna koto ga ari masu. Tokorode, fuyuyasumi ni doko ni iku tsumori?
A lot of things happened this year. By the way, where are you going to go on this winter vacation?

2. Just when, right at a time.

For example

社長にされるというお知らせが来たところで、父が亡くなった。
shachou ni sareru toiu oshirase ga ki ta tokoro de, chichi ga nakunatta.
Just when I received the announcement that was appointed to manager position, my father passed over.

会議が始まったところで、悪いお知らせをもらいました。
kaigi ga hajimatta tokoro de, warui oshirase o morai mashi ta.
Right at the time the conference began, I got a bad news.

3. Though, although, even though ~ not : express the opposition

For example

彼は死んだところで、私にとって問題はない。
kare ha shin da tokoro de, watashi nitotte mondai ha nai.
even though he died, it’s meaningless to me.

彼女は痛いと言ったところで、私の問題ではない。
kanojo ha itai to itta tokoro de, watashi no mondai de ha nai.
Though she said she was hurt, it was none of my business.

4. Even when, even though ~ the most/maximum, show disdain for the 2nd clause

For example

うまくしたところで、90点に過ぎない
umaku shi ta tokoro de, kyuu zero ten ni sugi nai
Even though it did well, it is not over 90 points

うまい歌いだと言ったところで、ただ普通の歌曲だけですよ。
umai utai da to itta tokoro de, tada futsuu no kakyoku dake desu yo.
Even when it’s said to be a nice song, it’s just a common one.

Related structures :

ところだった tokorodatta
ところだ tokoroda, tokoro da
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

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