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Grammar detail: (の)ところを

(の)ところを - although timing is not the best~; despite this not being the greatest time~
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ところを
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ところを
means
although timing is not the best ~; despite this not being the greatest time ~
This expression is often used when prefacing an interaction with an apology, or acknowledging that the speaker may be putting the listener out, but wishes to communicate despite that. It is generally used with terms such as:
しょくじ
食事
のところを〜
はなしちゅう
話中
のところを〜
やす
ちゅう
のところを〜
でんわちゅう
電話中
のところを〜
いそが
しいところを〜
はなしちゅう
話中
ところ
ゃま
邪魔
して
すみませんちょっと
しつもん
質問
しても
よろしいでしょう useful
I'm sorry to interrupt your conversation, but may I ask a question?
いそが
しい
ところ
いただいてありがとうございます useful polite
Thank you for coming at this busy time.
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
ワ   はな to talk   はなし talking   
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チュウ   ジュウ   なか middle   
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キュウ   やす to rest   やすまる to be rested   やすめる to suspend (use etc.)   
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デン    electricity   
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ボウ   いそがしい busy   
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ジャ    evil, wrong   
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マ    witch   
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シツ   シチ   チ    quality; substance   
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モン   と question   と to ask   とん wholesale   
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エツ   こ    こえる to surpass   
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