Konnichiwa! It’s Chika sensei.
Today I share my reply to a student’s question in the JLPT All-in-One course.
I hope you will find it helpful!
just finished, something just occurred
[A student’s comment]
先生、I have a question.
たばかり and たところ
Can I also say 来たところ？
[Chika Sensei’s reply]
Using when the speaker feels they just did something.
＝The speaker thinks that “two years in Japan” is still a short time.
Not psychologically, but when it is actually done just now.
＝Indeed, “I had coffee ten minutes ago” is a short time.
＝Some people think “two years in Japan” is a long time, so you can’t use “ところ”.
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