Learn JLPT N2 Grammar (tokoro datta)

Meaning

was just about to do something, something almost happened

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)ところだった

Learn Japanese grammar: (tokoro datta). Meaning: was just about to do something, something almost happened.

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Example #1

あぶないところだった。
abunai tokoro datta.
That was a close call.
Example #2

ちょうどねるところだった。
choudo neru tokoro datta.
I was just about to head to bed.
Example #3

ああ、もうすこしでわすれるところだった。
aa, mou sukoshi de wasureru tokoro datta.
Oh, I almost forgot!
Example #4

たいようがまさにしずむところだった。
taiyou ga masani shizumu tokoro datta.
The sun was just about to set.
Example #5

ぼくはもうすこしででかけるところだった、ちょうどよいところだった。
boku wa mou sukoshi de dekakeru tokoro datta, choudo yoi tokoro datta.
I was just about to head out, you came at just the right time.
Example #6

もうすこしででんしゃにのりおくれるところだった。
mou sukoshi de densha ni nori okureru tokoro datta.
I almost missed the train.
Example #7

かのじょはもうすこしでしごとをやめるところだった。
kanojo wa mou sukoshi de shigoto o yameru tokoro datta.
She came very close to quitting her job.

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