Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (aida ni)

Meaning

while, during (the time when)

How to use

Verb (casual, non-past)間に
Noun + の
い-adjective + い
な-adjective + な

Learn Japanese grammar: 【あいだに】(aida ni).

Meaning: (aida ni) is used to express “while” or “during” a certain activity. It can also express the the relationship or space between 2 or more people/things.

It is often used to explain the current situation, and then is followed up with some new event or information.

Here’s a simple example:

matteiru aida ni hon o yonda.

I read a book while I waited.

JLPT grammar 間に (aida ni)  - Learn Japanese

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

にほんにいるあいだに、にほんごがじょうずになりたいです。
nihon ni iru aida ni, nihongo ga jouzu ni naritai desu.
I want to get good at Japanese while I'm in Japan.
Example #2

かれをまっているあいだにユーチューブをみていた。
kare wo matteiru aida ni yuuchuubu wo miteita.
I watched YouTube while I waited for him.
Example #3

でんしゃをまっているあいだにこのざっしでもよんでください。
densha wo matteiru aida ni kono zasshi demo yonde kudasai.
Please feel free to read this magazine while you are waiting on the train.
Example #4

このふたりのあいだにどのようなかんけいがうまれますか?
kono futari no aida ni dono youna kankei ga umaremasu ka?
What kind of relationship will develop between the two of them?
Example #5

なごやはとうきょうとおおさかのあいだにあります。
nagoya wa toukyou to oosaka no aida ni arimasu.
Nagoya is in between Tokyo and Osaka.
Example #6

やすみのあいだにかんじを200こおぼえた。
yasumi no aida ni kanji wo ni hyaku ko oboeta.
I memorized 200 kanji over the break.

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