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〜ところ(だ) (所だ・処だ)
~tokoro (da)
JLPT N3 Author: Amatuka
I am about to / I was about to
He arrived just as I was about to give up.
See also
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#6985 Author: agnestan

I'm just about to start cleaning up my room.
#6986 Author: agnestan

Thanks for telling me the food wasn't good, I was just about to eat it.
#6987 Author: agnestan

I almost forgot my homework.
#8056 Author: lenzras

I caught my son stealing from a cookie jar.
#644 Author: Amatuka

The bus was about to start.
#6057 Author: dc

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