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

きょうははれだとおもっている。ところが、あめだ。
kyou wa hare da to omotteiru. tokoro ga, ame da.
I thought today would be sunny. However, it is raining..
Example #2

さくやはコンサートにいくつもりだった。ところがびょうきでいけなくなった。
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

わたしはチームのしょうりをしんじていた。ところが、まけてしまった。
watashi wa chiimu no shouri o shinjiteita. tokoroga, makete shimatta.
I believed our team would win. However, they lost.
Example #4

かれはひじょうにあたまがいい。ところがだいがくにはいれなかった。
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

にほんでのせいかつはたいへんだとおもった。ところが、すぐになれました。
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

かれはおかねもちのひとだとおもった。ところがおかねがぜんぜんなくていままでみせたものはにせものだ。
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

みんなはかれがかつとおもっていた。ところがかんたんにまけてしまった。
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

せんしゅうのかようびににもつをおくってふつかまえにともだちのところにとどくはずです。ところが、まだとどかないといわれました。
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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