Grammar Info
N1 Lesson 8: 3/19

と言(い)うところ
I would say (about), I guess (about), it could be said that, about, at best

Don't confuse ってこ with ってと!

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Phrase + いうところ(1) +

(1) いったところ、ってとこ
Phrase + いうところ(1) + です

(1) いったところ、ってとこ
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  • Aというところだ is an expression meaning “the stage/level/degree that one would call A” and is used to describe a speaker's feelings/opinion/estimate guess about the current stage/situation. The speaker is not completely sure, but the degree/amount is about/approximately A. Often implies that the amount/degree/activity is “at best” (usually together with せいぜい) A - it is below A level and the speaker does not consider it to be a big/important thing. Often used with phrases expressing quantity (quantifiers).
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はなこ「オリビアの日本語(にほんご)のレベルはどうですか?」
かすみ「せいぜい平均(へいきん)といったところでしょう。」
Hanako: “How are Olivia’s Japanese skills?”
Kasumi: “I would say average at best.”
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上司(じょうし)「頼(たの)んでいた仕事(しごと)どこまでおわりましたか?」
部下(ぶか)「70、80%というところで。」
Boss: “How far have you gotten on the job I asked you to do?”
Subordinate: “I would say it is about 70-80% done.”
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ともだち1「スーパーまで行(い)くのにどれくらいかかる?」
ともだち2「たぶん20分(ふん)といったところだろう。」
Friend1: “How long will it take to get to the supermarket?”
Friend2: “I would say about 20 minutes.”
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