JLPT N1 Grammar (tokoro wo)

Meaning

although/despite a certain time/situation

How to use

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

Learn Japanese grammar: (tokoro o). Meaning: used to say although / despite a certain time / situation.

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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

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 #3

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.

Vocabulary List

Kanji Kana English
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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