JLPT N1 Grammar (tokoro wo)

Meaning

although (it is a certain time/condition); even though normally

How to use

Verb (casual)ところを
Noun + の
な-adjective + な
い-adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: (tokoro o). Meaning: although (it is a certain time or something is in a certain condition); even though normally.

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Example #1

おいそがしいところをおあつまりいただき、ありがとうございます。
oisogashii tokoro o o atsumari itadaki, arigatou gozaimasu.
Thank for for gathering despite this busy time.
Example #2

せんせい、おいそがしいところをすみません。ちょっとこれをおしえていただけませんか。
sensei, o isogashii tokoro o sumimasen. chotto kore o oshiete itadakemasen ka.
Teacher, I'm sorry to disturb you when you are busy, but could you please teach me about this?
Example #3

いつもはでんしゃでかいしゃにいくところを、きょうはくるまでいった。
itsumo wa densha de kaisha ni iku tokoro o, kyou wa kuruma de itta.
Although I normally go to work by train, today I went by car.
Example #4

こうつうじこでいのちがあぶないところを、そのいしゃにたすけてもらいました。
koutsuu jiko de inochi ga abunai tokoro o, sono isha ni tasukete moraimashita.
I was saved by a doctor when I was in a life threatening traffic accident.
Example #5

すぐにごほうこくしなければならないところをおそくなってしまってもうしわけありません。
sugu ni go houkoku shinakereba naranai tokoro o osoku natte shimatte moushiwake arimasen.
I am very sorry for the delay in time to report this when it should have been reported immediately.
Example #6

ただいま、たいせつのえいきょうででんしゃがおくれております。おいそぎのところをもうしわけございません。
tadaima, taisetsu no eikyou de densha ga okurete orimasu. o isogi no tokoro o mou shiwake gozaimasen.
Right now, the train is delayed due to heavy snow. I'm truly sorry for the disturbance (although you must be busy / in a hurry).
Example #7

かれはしけんちゅうにとなりのひとのこたえをみているところをせんせいにちゅういされた。
kare wa shikenchuu ni tonari no hito no kotae o mite iru tokoro o sensei ni chuui sareta.
He was warned by the teacher while he was looking at the next person's answer during the test.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
忙しいいそがしいbusy
集まるあつまるto gather
交通事故こうつうじこtraffic accident
命が危ないいのちがあぶないlife threatening
医者いしゃdoctor

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