ところ

For anyone who is planning on writing JLPT, ever, do not make the mistake of starting revision just one week prior to the exam. Also, 30-60 minutes of study per day is definitely not enough if the plan is to get better within a couple of years time (Being able to read, write and speak in Japanese within a years time without being culturally immersed is not possible).

I am planning on making a more dynamic schedule for myself for the coming JLPT exam (not the one that hovering nearby) because I find I get bored quite easily. I need to change things up quite frequently to remain interested and continue to put in the same amount of effort as I put in the first week. Thanks to the daily-weekly planning system I have developed for myself I am now able to work better and relax when needed without having to give up my peace of mind or drain my energy.

I will be graduating soon and have already made plans for the next year. Next year is quite important for me because I will be working towards making myself self sufficient financially. And that is an exciting prospect. I have also decided to devote some of my time to other hobbies and activities. But most importantly, I’ll be doing a better job at preparing for the next JLPT exam. Atleast I hope so.

Anyway, today, I revised a little bit of N3 grammar ーところ。

〜たところ、〜ところに・へ・を・で、〜ところだった

ところ is used to imply one is just about to do something or is in the middle of doing something or has just done something. According to this article it means ‘Just now’.

V+ところ

〜たところ means ‘Just as I’d…’ or ‘ Right at the moment when I’d…’

Vた+ところ

〜ところに・へ・を・で is used to imply a stage of action

Eg: 1)家を出ようとしたところに電話がかかってきた。

〜ところだった means ‘Was just about to, just thinking of doing…’

Eg: 1)駅のホームで押されて、あやうく線路に落ちるところだった。

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4 thoughts on “ところ

  1. I’m glad to hear you’ve found a routine that’s working for you 🙂 I’m glad I’ve been getting into good habits, but I’ve also been getting bored more frequently >.<

      1. Ah yeah, hence I’m running with monthly goals rather than what I do every day. Haha XD yeah, like it’s fun but it’s not… I can’t think of the word D: exciting maybe? *shrugs*

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