100 Grammar Points

 

58. When; That Time とき

If you don’t know when to say something, you will never say it!

  • Using とき toki – at the time when…
  • With a noun add a の
[Looking at a photo]
私は 学生 の ときには とても 若かったね。

watashi wa gakusei no toki ni wa totemo wakakatta ne.
When I was a student, I was very young, wasn’t I?

And with verbs…

simple past

フロリダに 行った ときに これを 買いました。
furorida ni itta toki ni kore wo kaimashita.
When I went to Florida, I bought this.

non-past
フロリダに 行く ときは おみやげを 買います。
furorida ni iku toki wa omiyage wo kaimasu.
When I go to Florida, I will buy souvenirs.

continuing
寝る とき いつも 布団で 寝ます。
neru toki itsumo futon de nemasu.
When I sleep, I always sleep on a futon.

For more information on time related words, click here 

100 Grammar Points

 

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