Japanese 間 あいだ grammar aida

Japanese 間 あいだ grammar aida
Japanese 間 あいだ grammar aida

Let’s learn Japanese 間 あいだ grammar aida :

 

JLPT level : N3, N4

Formation :

Nの +間
V る+間
Vている+間
Vない+間
Aい/Aな+間

Meaning and how to use :

1.Express an action, event or situation which is/was going on while another action/event is/ was also happening at the same time
For example

お母さんが昼寝をしている間、子供たちはテレビを見ていた。
Okaasan ga hirune o shi te iru ma, kodomo tachi ha terebi o mi te i ta.
While my mother was taking a nap, the children were watching TV

私は長い間、彼を待っていた。
watashi ha nagai ma, kare o matte i ta.
I’ve been waiting for him for a long time

夏休みの間、ずっと寝ました。
natsuyasumi no ma, zutto ne mashi ta.
I slept all the time during summer

アメリカにいる間、ずっとニュウヨクに住んでいました。
amerika ni iru ma, zutto nyuuyoku ni sun de i mashi ta.
I lived in New York all the time while i was in the US

私が旅行の間、うちの犬の世話をお願いできないでしょうか。
watashi ga ryokou no ma, uchi no inu no sewa o onegai deki nai desho u ka.
Could you keep an eye on my dog while I’m on vacation?

Note :
間:Express an event that is maintained in a continual long defined time

Related structures :

間に aidani, aida ni
うちに: uchi ni, uchini

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