JLPT N2 Grammar (mou sukoshi de)

Meaning

almost; nearly, close to~

How to use

もう少しでVerb (ます stem) +
そうだった/そうになった
Verb (dictionary form) +
ところだった"
mou sukoshi de もう少しで もうすこしで jlpt n2 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

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

This is often used in combination with .


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Example #1

もうすこしであのかわでおぼれるところでした.
mou sukoshi de ano kawa de oboreru tokoro deshita.
I almost drowned in that river.
Example #2

もうすこしで、わたしは、しゅうでんにのりおくれそうでした。
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

かれは、バナナのかわですべり、もうすこしでころぶところだった。
kare wa, banana no kawa de suberi, mou sukoshi de korobu tokoro datta.
He slipped on a banana peel and nearly fell.
Example #4

きみはもうすこしでわたしのめをえんぴつでつきさすところだったよ。
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

そのはなしをきいて、もうすこしでなくところだった。
sono hanashi o kiite, mou sukoshi de naku tokoro datta.
I was on the verge of tears when I heard that story.
Example #6

もうすこしでたいせつなそつぎょうろんぶんをタクシーのなかにわすれるところだった。
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

わたしはどうろうをわたるときに、おおがたトラックにもうすこしではねられそうになった。
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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