た形ところ [たところ] (tatokoro)
Meaning: just as I'd, right at the moment when I'd
Example: just as I thought to call her, she called me
JLPT Level: 2
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|「Aたところ、Bた」: B is the subsequent result or acquired knowledge, et cetera, after doing A. This is a one-time-only action & result.|
Vた + ところ
* the most common use is 〜てみたところ
|〜たら ＜あることをしたら，その結果がどうなったかを浮ｷ阜ｻ。＞|| |
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|dc||often has a result implied ~tara|| |
|Amatuka||＾たところ implies you'd just done (e.g. past tense) something. See also ^るところ for just as I was about to.|| |
|Amatuka||Don't forget that V-たところ can be a literal place where V-た took place. e.g. パーティーをやったところはどこだっけ。'Where was it you had the party again?'|| |
|dc||there seems to be a big overlap between "just as", and "when" here. I think tatokoro is much more the former, with the emphasis.|| |
|Amatuka||Still don't know what you mean by 'result implied'. || |
|Amatuka||If you mean that there should be different tokoro entries for 'just when' vs 'when' then I disagree. I don't think verb-たところ has as strong an implication of 'instant' as (for instance) とたん.|| |
|Miki||This 「ところ」implys 'when'.|
It is a bit natural to think the 「ところ」as a place due to the part 店から出てきた。
|Amatuka||Hmm, 微妙なところですね。|| |
|Amatuka||First example set back to 0 Check.|| |
|bamboo4||I would say that ところで more or less has location-orientation whereas ところを would have temporal-orientation. Still contrary construction is possible for both of these phrases. I would wager that most of the authors most probably would not have used either of these phrases with any degree of conscious effort to have it meant either way. || |
|誠||1.volitional form + としたところ＝to be on the point of...／going to/about to/on the verge of (doing something) but just before doing|
Has a similar meaning to 〜(す)るところ＝今からすぐする（まだしていない）
E.g. : 引っ越そうとしたところです。
I am on the point of moving.
From now on, I am going to explain.
２．〜(し)ているところ＝just started doing 〜
E.g. 今、お風呂に入っているところだから、後で電話 してください。
Now I am just having my bath, so please
phone me later.
3. 〜たところ＝just finished 〜ing
E.g. : 病気が治ったところなので、まだ泳ぐことができない。
Since he had just recovered from the illness, therefore he still can't swim.
４．Another very similar meaning of 〜たところ＝
〜たらその結果＝once (he/she) had 〜
E.g. : 電話で問い合わせたところ、休館日は月曜日だということです。
Once I had enquired by phone, I was told that the off day is Monday.
5. 〜ている／ていたところに＝just at that moment, one is/was/were about to(present / past tense depends on the sentence)
also under 〜ところに／へ／を＝〜という状況、場面に／へ／を
E.g. : 出掛けようとしているところに、電話がかかってきた。
Just when I was about to go out, the phone came.
Just when I was watching the TV, my friend came to visit me.
Just when I was talking to my lover, my teacher caught an eye of us/we were spotted by the teacher.
６．Another meaning of 〜ところ(を)＝〜という状態なのに、（挨拶で相手に対してよく使われる）
= although, despite (polite sense)
I would like to thank you sincerely for coming despite being busy.
I think your explanation is very interesting. It would be very kind of you if you can move it to the notes, and add links to the main 4 entries which give examples for the various cases above:
- [tokoroni, tokorohe, tokorowo] (http://www.jgram.org/pages/viewOne.php?tagE=tokoroni,%20tokorohe,%20tokorowo)
|karekano||Hmm, I can't understand. What is wo-puro? Isn`t it ワープロ？|| |
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