所で

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Japanese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

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

Conjunction[edit]

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?

Particle[edit]

所で (hiragana ところで, romaji tokorode)

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

References[edit]

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