TAKOBOTO

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〜おうとすると
youtosuru, part II
JLPT N3 Author: geon
Meaning
A voluntary action stopped just before being completed
I was about to go out when the phone rang.
Phrases
I was about to get off the bus, when someone pushed me from behind.
#7020 Author: geon

I was just about to go out, when dad called me.
#7021 Author: geon

The telephone rang just as I was about to get into the bath.
#8597 Author: starsandsea

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