JLPT N2 Grammar (mou sukoshi de)


almost; nearly, close to ~

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Learn Japanese grammar: 【もうすこしで】(mou sukoshi de). Meaning: almost; nearly, close to ~.

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Example #1

mou sukoshi de ano kawa de oboreru tokoro deshita.
I almost drowned in that river.
Example #2

mou sukoshi de, watashi wa, shuuden ni noriokure soudeshita.
If I were just a little later then I would have missed the last train.
Example #3

kare wa, banana no kawa de suberi, mou sukoshi de korobu tokoro datta.
He slipped on a banana peel and nearly fell.
Example #4

kimi wa mou sukoshi de watashi no me o enpitsu de tsukisasu tokoro datta yo.
You nearly poked me in the eye with your pencil.
Example #5

sono hanashi o kiite, mou sukoshi de naku tokoro datta.
I was on the verge of tears when I heard that story.
Example #6

mou sukoshi de taisetsu na sotsugyou ronbun o takushii no naka ni wasureru tokoro datta.
I almost left my precious graduation thesis in the taxi.
Example #7

watashi wa dourou o wataru toki ni, oogata torakku ni mou sukoshi de haneraresou ni natta.
A massive truck almost hit me as I crossed the street.

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