JLPT N3 Grammar (saichuu ni)

Meaning

while; during; in the middle of~

How to use

Verb (ている form)最中に
最中だ
Noun + の
saichuu ni 最中に さいちゅうに jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: 【さいちゅうに】(saichuu ni). Meaning: while; during; in the middle of~.

This is used to express when something happens in the middle of, or during something else.

This can be further emphasized by using 真っ最中に 【まっさいちゅうに】 (massaichuu ni).


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Example #1

しょくじのさいちゅうにおおきなじしんがおこった。
shokuji no saichuu ni ookina jishin ga okotta.
During dinner there was a big earthquake.
Example #2

わたしはテニスのさいちゅうにじぶんでけがをしてしまった。
watashi wa tenisu no saichuu ni jibun de kega o shite shimatta.
I hurt myself while I was playing tennis.
Example #3

わたしはパリをりょこうしているさいちゅうにかのじょにあいました。
watashi wa pari o ryokou shiteiru saichuu ni kanojo ni aimashita.
I met her while I was traveling in Paris.
Example #4

会議をしているちょうどそのとき
kaigi o shiteiru saichuu ni keitai denwa ga natta.
My cell phone started to ring in the middle of the meeting.
Example #5

かのじょはあらしのまっさいちゅうにえいをでた。
kanojo wa arashi no massaichuu ni ie o deta.
She went out of the house right in the middle of a storm.
Example #6

みんながおおわらいのさいちゅうかれがかいぎしつにもどってきた。
minna ga oowarai no saichuu kare ga kaigishitsu ni modotte kita.
He returned to the meeting room just as everyone burst out laughing.
Example #7

歌っているちょうどそのとき
kare no koe ga denaku natteshimatta no wa terebi bangumi de utatteiru saichuu deshita.
The time he unfortunately lost his voice was when he was singing on a television show.
Example #8

しあいのさいちゅうにあめがふって、けっきょくちゅうしとなった。
shiai no saichuu ni ame ga futte, kekkyoku chuushi to natta.
It started raining during the middle of the match and it ended up getting cancelled.

Vocabulary List

KanjiKanaEnglish
停電ていでんblackout
会議かいぎmeeting
携帯電話けいたいでんわcell phone
鳴るなるto sound; to ring
他のほかのanother
こえvoice
歌ううたうto sing
テレビ番組テレビばんぐみtelevision program

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