Lesson11:AあいだにB -/A aidani B -/B while A-

Lesson11:AあいだにB -/A aidani B -/B while A-



Audio

Dialog

男:来月から東京に一年間留学します。
女:いいですね。
男:日本にいるあいだにたくさんの日本語を覚えたいです。
女:頑張ってください。

M:I will study in Tokyo for 1 year from next month.
F:That is good!
M:I want to learn Japanese language as many as possilbe while I am in Japan.
F:Good luck!

Grammar explaination

You can use “AあいだにB” when you want to say “B while A”.

event B takes place in the middle of another event A

Verb dictionary form or te-form+ aida ni

■The patterns is below:

B takes place, while A = A (ている)あいだにB

Example sentences

彼氏が働いている間に寝ます。
I will sleep while my boyfriend is working.

日本にいるあいだに、日本人の彼氏とつきあっていた。
While I was in Japan, I dated with a Japanese guy.

留守の間に彼女がきました。
My girlfriend came while I was out.

Vocabularies

留学する(to go abroad to study)

覚える(to memorize, to remember)

頑張る(do one’s best; do what one can)

Keep up with your studies!

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