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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, rōmaji tokoro de)

  1. by the way, incidentally
     (ところ)、ちょっと (きみ) (はなし) ()る。
    Tokoro de, chotto kimi ni hanashi gāru.
    By the way, I have something to tell you.
     (ところ)、あなたの仕事 (しごと) (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, rōmaji 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: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.