ところで (所で・処で) ([ところで] )(tokoro de)
Meaning: by the way それはそうと。話題を変えるときに使う語。
Example: by the way it looks like rain
JLPT Level: 3
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|Tokoro de is normally written in Hiragana although Kanji is possible. It will always be used to change the topic in a conversation. So if you were to see, "By the way...." it could start a clause or be after a complete sentence where you or someone says something and you use tokoro de to add more information or something that popped into your mind because of it.|| |
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|dc||different ways of saying "by the way"|
chinami ni > related to that...
tokorode > by the way (unrelated)
soieba > speaking of that
By the way, congratulations to getting to the 70th page on a Google search for "Japanese Grammar" + database. ;-)
|Amatuka||By the sounds of it I'd guess "Talking about which" would work well for ちなみに.|| |
|bamboo4||それはさておき would be another similar expression.Perhaps the two should be linked.|
ちなみに can also be "now that you mention it."
|bamboo4||Added another meaning of ところで|| |
|dc||not to be confused with tokoro as in place or time || |
|誠||〜たform of verb + ところで|
and just ところで、ちがうのものです。
If it is just ところで,which being used at the beginning of a separate sentence, it means 'By the way'.
If it is a verb in 〜たform + ところで 、then it is
|bamboo4||To be specific, #1101 is in 〜たform + ところで and as such it is different from other examples under this head. || |
|holland||Is it used when we want to change the topic??|| |
|ozonitabetai||holland, yes, it is used when you want to change the topic. |
Also, as far as example 1099 is concerned, I'm thinking that it's better to say, ”...ところでご飯（ごはん = meal）食べにいかない（か）？”
|tigert||Is example #1101 the reason this entry is marked as -1? because other than that example this is a solid entry that I have heard used a million times since I have been in Japan. 日常の日本語だよ|| |
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