JLPT N4 Grammar (teiru tokoro)


in the process of doing

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Verb (て form)いるところ
teiru tokoro ているところ ているところ jlpt n4 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (teiru tokoro). Meaning: in the process of doing; in the middle of doing.

This can express either:

  • now in this exact moment.
  • now in general.

It is often followed with だ or です.

  • ているところだ (teiru tokoro da).
  • ているところです (teiru tokoro desu).

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Example #1

kare wa nyuuin shiteiru tokoro desu.
He is being hospitalized now.
Example #2

ima ryouri o shiteiru tokoro desu.
I am cooking now.
Example #3

watashi wa ima, ie de nihongo o benkyou shite iru tokoro desu.
I'm currently studying Japanese at home.
Example #4

ane wa denwa o kakete iru tokoro da.
My older sister is in the middle of a phone call.
Example #5

kodomo o unda bakari na node, uchi de yasunde iru tokoro desu.
I just gave birth to my child so I’m currently resting at home.
Example #6

kanojo wa ocha o nominagara zasshi o yonde iru tokoro desu.
She’s currently reading a magazine while drinking tea.
Example #7

「nani o shite iru no?」
「kimi no koto o kangaete iru tokoro desu yo.」
"What are you doing?"
"I was just thinking about you."
Example #8

「Koshou no genin ga wakari mashita ka.」
「Iie, ima shirabete iru tokoro desu.」
"Do you know the cause of the breakdown?"
"No, we are currently investigating."

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