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

Learn Japanese Grammar JLPT N3 Flashcard

Meaning: by the way

Formation:

ところで + new topic

Example sentences:

もうすぐ、今年も終わりですね。ところで、お正月はどうなさいますか?
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?

ジョンさんのスピーチをお聞きするのが今からとても楽しみです。ところで、その後は何かご予定がありますか。
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?


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ところで、どこに行くんだい?
tokoro de, doko ni ikun dai.
By the way, where are you going?

明日、試験でしょ。頑張ってね。ところで、来週の月曜日は空いてる?
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?

ところで、罰則、どうだった?何をさせられた?
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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