JLPT N1 Grammar (ta tokoro de)

How to use

Verb (casual past)ところで

Learn Japanese grammar: (ta tokoro de). Meaning: even if~.

It most often concludes with some negative result, implying that there is no point in doing something. Ex) even if I diet, I cannot lose weight..

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Example #1

donnani hashita tokoro de, zettai ni maniawanai darou.
Even if (I) run, there's no way (I'd) make it.
Example #2

nankai yonda tokoro de, imi wa mattaku rikai dekinai.
Even if I read it numerous times, I wouldn't be able to understand anything.
Example #3

sonna tagaku no shakkin wa, ie wo utta tokoro de, toutei kaesenai.
With such a large amount of debt, even if I sold my house, I wouldn't be able to pay it off.
Example #4

kare no shakkin wa, yasumi naku mainichi hataraita tokoro de, kaeseru you na gaku de wa nai.
Even if he worked every day without taking weekends off, he still wouldn't be able to pay off his debts.

Vocabulary List

多額たがくlarge amount of money
借金しゃっきんdebt; loan
到底とうていby no means
がくamount (financial)

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