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JLPT N2 Grammar: 最中に (saichuu ni)

最中に (saichuu ni)

Meaning: while; during; in the middle of

How to use the:
Verb-てform + いる最中(に)
Noun + の最中(に)

Explain:
The description of an action in progress is have another action

Example sentences:
1, 大事な電話の最中に、急にお腹が痛くなってきた。
Daijina denwa no saichuu ni, kyū ni onaka ga itaku natte kita.
During an important call, my stomach suddenly hurt.

2, 授業をしている最中に非常ベルが鳴りだした。
Jugyō o shite iru saichuu ni hijō beru ga naridashita.
When I was studying, then the emergency bell rang

3, 断水の時私はちょうどシャワーの最中ですた。
Dansui no toki watashi wa chōdo shawā no saichuudesuta.
While is Showering then the water is cut off

4, 電話している最中に、誰かが玄関に来た。
denwa shiteiru saichuu ni, dareka ga genkan ni kita.
I was talking to my friend when someone came to the entrance-way.

Attention:
最中に is similar to さいちゅうに

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