所で

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ところ
Grade: 3
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

From (ところ, tokoro; "place") + (de; indicates a location of action, "at", "in").

ConjunctionEdit

所で (hiragana ところで, romaji tokoro de)

  1. by the way, incidentally
    所で、一寸君に話が在る。
    ところで、ちょっときみにはなしがある。
    Tokoro de, chotto kimi ni hanashi ga aru.
    By the way, I have something to tell you.
    所で、貴方の仕事は何ですか?
    ところで、あなたのしごとはなんですか?
    Tokoro de, anata no shigoto wa nan desu ka?
    By the way, what do you do?

ParticleEdit

所で (hiragana ところで, romaji tokorode)

  1. even if, no matter if (someone does something)

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.
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