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 Post subject: Grammar ところに (tokoroni) needed
PostPosted: Sat 23 Dec 2017, 15:52 

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Hello! Will you add a lesson in grammar about ところに (tokoroni)?

Thank you in advance!


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 Post subject: Re: Grammar ところに (tokoroni) needed
PostPosted: Sun 24 Dec 2017, 14:31 

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こ ろ へ, と こ ろ に, と こ ろ を: In fact it's pretty much the same thing. Focus on the moment when an action takes place.
The particles へ, に and を are interchangeable but bring a small nuance:

と こ ろ へ: lets show that something comes from the given situation.
と こ ろ に: allows to show that something happens during the given situation.
と こ ろ を: take the situation described and treat it as a name to link it to something

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 Post subject: Re: Grammar ところに (tokoroni) needed
PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec 2017, 10:40 

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Much more understandable, thank you! But if it is not difficult for you, could you, please, give some sentences with examples?

And nevertheless, this detailed info would be very useful in the grammar section too.


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 Post subject: Re: Grammar ところに (tokoroni) needed
PostPosted: Mon 25 Dec 2017, 11:56 

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Meaning: at the time.
Formation:
Verb-てform + いる + ところに/ところへ/ところを
Verb-てform + いた + ところに/ところへ/ところを
Noun + の + ところに/ところへ/ところを
いadj + ところに/ところへ/ところを

ちょうど山田さんのうわさをしているところに、本人がやってきた。
Yamada came just when we were talking about him.
choudo yamada san no uwasa o shiteiru tokoro ni, honnin ga yatte kita.
たいしたことじゃないかもしれないが、私は道をあるいてるところを見られたくないんだ。
It may not matter much, but I would rather not be seen on the road by anyone.
taishita koto janai kamoshirenai ga, watashi wa michi o aruiteru tokoro o miraretakunain da.

電話しようと思っていたところに、ちょうどその相手から電話がかかってきた。
Just when I was about to call him, he called me.
denwa shiyou to omotteita tokoro ni, choudo sono aite kara denwa ga kakatte kita.
ちょうど出かけようとしていたところへ友達が来た。
My friend came just when I was about to go out.
choudo dekakeyou to shiteita tokoro e tomodachi ga kita.
私たちは、鍵をもっていて、あの家へ忍び込んだところを捕ったのよ。
We were found at night upon the premises with keys in our possession.
watashitachi wa, kagi o motte ite, ano ie e shinobikonda tokoro o totta no yo.

いところに来てくれたね。退屈していたんだよ。
You came just when I was getting bored.
ii tokoro ni kite kureta ne. taikutsu shite itan da yo.
お忙しいところをすみません。
I’m sorry for bothering you at this busy time.
oisogashii tokoro o sumimasen.

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