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Lesson 26: ~たところだ

Usage:

Past Tense Form of Verb + ところだ/ところです


Meaning:

「Past Tense Form of Verb + ところだ/ところです」means “have just done something”, “did something just now”.

Note:
「〜ところです」is polite form of 「〜ところだ」.

Examples:

列車れっしゃたところだ
The train just left.

ろくたところだよ。
It’s just past six.

ゆう便びんきょくってきたところだ
I have just been to the post office.

学校がっこうからかえってきたところだ
I have just come back from school.

ちょうど昼食ちゅうしょくたところだ
I have just finished eating lunch.

かれいまもどたところです
He has just come back.

ちちはちょうどたくたところです
My father has just come home.

わたしはイギリスからもどたところです
I have just returned from Britain.

ちょうどがみたところです
I’ve just finished writing a letter.

ちょうど目的もくてきたところです
I arrived at the destination just now.
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2 thoughts on “Lesson 26: ~たところだ

  1. Hi!
    In both examples there is also ちょうど.
    Is it usually only used with ちょうど? How does the meaning change without it?

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      it’s okay to use without ちょうど,but it sounds more natural to use because ちょうど means it’s just the time to do something

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