Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (koro / goro)

How to use

Noun (time)ごろ (around; about)
Verb (casual)ころ (when)
Noun + の
Adjective

Learn Japanese grammar: 【 ころ / ごろ 】 (koro / goro). Meaning: around; about; when.

Both the kanji version and hiragana versions are frequently used.

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Example #1

ゆうしょくはなんじごろになさいますか?
yuushoku wa itsu goro ni nasaimasu ka.
At what time will you be expecting dinner?
Example #2

わたしはこのころとてもいそがしいのです。
watashi wa kono koro totemo isogashii desu.
I am very busy these days.
Example #3

よるのはちじごろ、うちにきてもらえるか?
yoru no hachiji goro, uchi ni kite moraeru ka?
Can you come by my place around eight p.m.?
Example #4

じゃ、ぼくはくじはんごろむかえにくればいいですね。
ja, boku wa kujihan goro mukae ni kureba ii desu ne.
Say, then, I’ll pick you up round about nine thirty. Is that right?
Example #5

あなたはこどものころ、いじめにあったことはある?
anata wa kodomo no koro, ijime ni atta koto wa aru.
Did you ever experience bullying when you were a child?
Example #6

それはわたしがこどものころにうたったたいへんふるいうただった。
sore wa watashi ga kodomo no koro ni utatta taihen furui uta datta.
It had been a very old song when I was young.
Example #7

わたしたちはあさ7じにしゅっきんします。それからずっとしごとで、よる10じはんごろにみせをでます。
watashitachi wa asa shichiji ni shukkin shimasu. sore kara zutto shigoto de, yoru juuji han goro ni mise o demasu.
We come in at 7 o’clock in the morning. We work right through, and we leave at about half past 10 at night.
Example #8

わたしはこどものころ、がっこうへいかず、りょうしんといっしょにずっといどうせいかつをしていた。
watashi wa kodomo no koro, gakkou e ikazu, ryoushin to issho ni zutto idou seikatsu o shite ita.
I didn’t go to school as a child and I traveled a lot with my parents.

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