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JLPT N4 Grammar: ながら (nagara)

ながら (nagara)

Meaning: while; during; as

Explain: Describe two actions that happened at the same time

Example sentences:
1, 母は鼻歌を歌いながら夕飯の用意をしている。
Haha wa hanauta o utai nagara yūhan no yōi o shite iru.
My mother sang hum while preparing dinner.

2, 夜間学校の成人クラスを教えながら暮らします。
yakan gakkou no seijin kurasu o oshienagara kurashimasu.
I make my living teaching adult classes in night schools.

3, よそ見をしながら運転するのは危険です
Yosomi o shinagara unten suru no wa kikendesu
Driving while looking away is dangerous

4, 田舎を車で通りながら、わたしたちはたくさんの馬や牛を見た。
inaka o kuruma de toorinagara, watashitachi wa takusan no uma ya ushi o mita.
Driving through rural areas, we saw lots of horses and cows.

5, 音楽を聴きながら勉強する。
Ongaku o kikinagara benkyō suru.
Study while listening to music.

6, その辺コーヒーでも飲みながら話しましょう。
Sono hen kōhīde mo nominagara hanashimashou.
Let’s stop by somewhere to have a coffee and talk.

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