JLPT N1 Grammar (tara~tokoro da)


if... (counterfactual condition), then would be ~

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sentence + verb (casual)ところだ
tara~tokoro da たら~ところだ jlpt n1 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (tara~tokoro da). Meaning: if… (counterfactual condition), then would be ~.

This represents a counterfactual condition where “If something happened / did not happen (contrary to reality), then … would happen / be happening.

Preceded with 「~たら」、「~ば」、「~なら」.

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Example #1

moshi chikoku shinakereba, imagoro yukkuri ohiru gohan o tabeteru tokoro da.
If I hadn't been late, I would probably be taking my time eating lunch right about now.
Example #2

pasokon shuuri shite kurenakattara imagoro kaikaete ita tokoro da.
If you hadn't fixed my computer, I would be buying a new one right about now.
Example #3

tomodachi ga chuui shite itadakanakereba, machigaete ita tokoro da.
If it hadn't been for my friend warning me, I would have made a mistake.
Example #4

sensei ga kono koto o shittara okotte iru tokoro da.
If my teacher knew about this, they would be angry.
Example #5

ano toki ni mensetsu o goukaku shitara, ima wa nihon de ryuugaku shite iru tokoro da.
If I had passed the interview at that time, I would be currently studying abroad in Japan.
Example #6

pasupooto o otosanakattara, imagoro ni toukyou no kuukou ni ita tokoro da.
If I hadn't dropped my passport, I would have been at the airport in Tokyo by this time.
Example #7

uwaki no himitsu ga barenakattara shuumatsu ni okusan to ryokou ni itta tokoro da.
If my secret affair wasn't revealed, I would have gone on a trip with my wife on the weekend.

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