Common Expressions & Sentences patterns

 

... ni iku tochuu

on my way to

Tochuu means "halfway" or "on the way".

The verb preceding tochuu must be the root form, not the ta form.
The tense of a statement, such as present or past, is shown by the final verb.

1. Gakkoo ni iku tochuu Susan-san ni atta.

I ran into Susan-san on my way to shool.

gakkoo school, iku root form of ikimasu; go, atta ta form of aimasu; meet

If you want to say "it was a coincidence" clearly, you can put "guuzen";
guuzen Susan-san ni atta.

2. Kaisha ni iku tochuu kuruma no jiko o mita.

I saw a car accident on my way to the office.

kaisha company, office, kuruma car, jiko accident
mita ta form of mimasu; watch, see, look

3. Yamada-san no uchi ni iku tochuu michi ni mayotta.

I got lost on my way to Yamada-san's house.

uchi house, home, michi road, street, way
michi ni mayoimasu to get lost (set phrase), mayotta ta form of mayoimasu

4. Kuruma de Hakone ni iku tochuu taiya ga panku shita.

I had a flat tire on my way to Hakone.

kuruma de by car, Hakone place name
taiya tire, panku [sv] flat tire, puncture

5. Uchi ni kaeru tochuu desu.

I'm on my way to home.

uchi house, home, kaeru root form of kaerimasu; return, go home

6. Ima iku tochuu desu.

I'm on my way now (to your place).

ima now

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