Learn JLPT N4 Grammar (aida)

How to use

Verb (dictionary form)
Noun + の

Learn Japanese grammar: 【あいだ】(aida). Meaning: while; during.

Also see lesson .

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- Example Sentences

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Example #1

サイクリングをしているあいだ、ずっとあめがふっていました。
saikuringu o shiteiru aida, zutto ame ga futteimashita.
It rained the entire time I was cycling.
Example #2

しょくじのあいだ、かのじょといっしょにえいがをみました。
shokuji no aida, kanojo to isshoni eiga o mimashita.
While eating dinner, I watched a movie together with my girlfriend.
Example #3

がっこうにいるあいだは、スマホをつかってはいけません。
gakkou ni iru aida wa, sumaho o tsukatte wa ikemasen.
We can't use our smartphones while in school.
Example #4

でんしゃにのっているあいだ、ずっとほんをよんでいた。
densha ni notteiru aida, zutto hon o yondeita.
I read a book the entire time I was on the train.
Example #5

ばすをまっているあいだ、うしろのおばあさんとはなしをしていました。
basu o matteiru aida, ushiro no obaasan to hanashi o shiteimashita.
While waiting for the bus, I spoke to the elderly lady behind me.
Example #6

にほんにいるあいだはわたしのいえにとまって。
nihon ni iru aida wa watashi no ie ni tomatte.
You can stay at my house while you are in Japan.
Example #7

あなたがここにいるあいだはわたしがいろいろあんないしてあげましょう。
anata ga koko ni iru aida wa watashi ga iroiro annai shite agemashou.
I'll show you around while you are here.

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