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JLPT N2 Grammar: ところに/ところへ (tokoro ni/tokoro e)

ところに/ところへ (tokoro ni/tokoro e)

Meaning: at the time

How to use the:
Verb-てform + いる + ところに/ところへ/ところを
Verb-てform + いた + ところに/ところへ/ところを
Noun + の + ところに/ところへ/ところを
いadj + ところに/ところへ/ところを

Explain:
Use for the case to describe what happens when it changes, changes the situation at a certain stage. And often things happen that hinder, disturb the progress of things, there are also cases that change the phenomenon in a good way.

Example sentences:
1, 出かけようとしたところに雨が降りました。
Dekakeyou to shita tokoro ni ame ga orimashita.
Just when was about to go out, it rained

2, 友達と一緒に行ってところに、母が会いました
Tomodachi to issho ni itte tokoro ni, haha ga aimashita
While hanging out with friends, I was met my mother

3, ようやく実行すれ方向に意見がまとまったところへ思わぬ邪魔が入った。
Yōyaku jikkō sure hōkō ni iken ga matomatta tokoro e omowanu jama ga haitta.
Finally, agreed that the opinions were gathered in the direction of execution, be right at that time encountered unexpected obstacles.

4, ちょうど出かけようとしていたところへ友達が来た。
choudo dekakeyou to shiteita tokoro e tomodachi ga kita.
My friend came just when I was about to go out.

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