Learn JLPT N3 Grammar: ところで (tokoro de)

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3 Flashcard

Meaning: by the way


ところで + new topic

Example sentences:

mou sugu, kotoshi mo owari desu ne. tokoro de, oshougatsu wa dou nasaimasu ka.
The year will be over soon. By the way, do you have any plans for the new year?

jonsan no supiichi o okikisuru no ga ima kara totemo tanoshimi desu. tokoro de, sono ato wa nani ka goyotei ga arimasu ka.
I’m really looking forward to hearing your speech. By the way, do you have any plans after that?


tokoro de, doko ni ikun dai.
By the way, where are you going?

ashita, shiken desho. ganbatte ne. tokoro de, raishuu no getsuyoubi wa aiteru.
The exam will be tomorrow, right? Do your best. By the way, will you be free next Monday?

tokoro de, bassoku, dou datta. nani o saserareta.
By the way, how was your punishment? What did he make you do?

Similar grammar:

ところが (tokoro ga): even so, however
ところに (tokoro ni): at the time
どころではない (dokoro dewa nai): …is out of the question
どころか (dokoro ka): far from, let alone


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