JLPT N3 Grammar (tokoro ga)

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Learn Japanese grammar: (tokoro ga). Meaning: even so; however; even though~.

This is used to express an unexpected situation.

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Example #1

kyou wa hare da to omotteiru. tokoro ga, ame da.
I thought today would be sunny. However, it is raining..
Example #2

sakuya wa konsaato ni iku tsumori datta. tokoro ga byouki de ikenaku natta.
I was planning to go to the concert last night. However, I couldn’t go because I got sick.
Example #3

watashi wa chiimu no shouri o shinjiteita. tokoroga, makete shimatta.
I believed our team would win. However, they lost.
Example #4

kare wa hijou ni atama ga ii. tokoro ga daigaku ni hairenakatta.
He’s very smart. Even so, he couldn’t get into college.
Example #5

nihon deno seikatsu wa taihen dato omotta. tokoro ga, suguni naremashita.
I thought life in Japan would be difficult, but I got used to it right away.
Example #6

kare wa okane mochi no hito da to omotta. tokoro ga okane ga zenzen nakute ima made miseta mono wa nisemono da.
I thought he was rich, but it turns out he has no money and everything he showed off was fake.
Example #7

minna wa kare ga katsu to omotte ita. tokoro ga kantan ni makete shimatta.
Everyone thought he would win, but he easily lost.
Example #8

senshuu no kayoubi ni nimotsu o okutte futsuka mae ni tomodachi no tokoro ni todoku hazu desu. tokoro ga mada todokanai to iware mashita.
I sent some luggage last Tuesday which should have arrived at my friend's place 2 days ago. However, they said it still hasn't arrived.

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