JLPT N3 Grammar: 最中に (saichuu ni) – Explanation and examples

Today, we introduce to you the JLPT N3 Grammar: 最中に (saichuu ni). You can find the detail explanation (meaning, formation) and examples of this Japanese grammar in this post.

JLPT N3 Grammar: 最中に (saichuu ni)

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Detail explanation

Meaning: In the middle of

Formation:

Verb-てform + いる最中(に)
Noun + の最中(に)

Example sentences

会議の最中に停電しました。
There was a blackout during the meeting.
Kaigi no saichuu ni teiden shimashita.

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

授業の最中にノックする音がしました。
There was a sound of someone knocking during class.
Jugyou no saichuu ni nokku suru oto ga shimashita.

テレビを見ると、アナウンサーが脱獄囚のニュースを読んでいる最中だった。
When i looked at the tv, the announcer was reading the news report about the escaped prisoner.
Terebi o miru to, anaunsaa ga datsugokushuu no nyuusu o yonde iru saichuu datta.

今は食事の最中だから、タバコは遠慮したほうがいいですよ。
We’re having dinner so you should not smoke.
Ima wa shokuji no saichuu dakara, tabako wa enryo shita hou ga ii desu yo.

みんなが大笑いの最中彼女がキッチンに戻ってきた。
She returned to the kitchen when everybody burst into laughing.
Minna ga oowarai no saichuu obasan ga kicchin ni modotte kita.

危機の最中であっても、彼女は人々の声に耳を傾け、冷静さを保ち、すべての人に敬意を持って接します。
Even in the midst of crisis, she listens to people, and she keeps her cool, and she treats everybody with respect.
Kiki no saichuu de atte mo, kanojo wa hitobito no koe ni mimi o katamuke, reiseisa o tamochi, subete no hito ni keii o motte sesshimasu.

しばらくほっといてくれ!食べている最中に、次から次へと質問に答えさせられるのはごめんだ。
Leave me alone for a bit! i don’t want to answer a string of questions while i am eating.
Shibaraku hottoite kure. tabete iru saichuu ni, tsugi kara tsugi e to shitsumon ni kotaesaserareru no wa gomen da.

この騒ぎの最中に、目も耳も眼前の光景に釘づけになっていたわたしのすぐ横で、せきばらいの声が聞こえた。
In the midst of the tumult, and while my eyes and ears were fully engaged in the scene before me, i heard a hem close at my elbow.
Kono sawagi no saichuu ni, me mo mimi mo ganzen no koukei ni kugizuke ni natte ita watashi no sugu yoko de, sekibarai no koe ga kikoeta.

最も苦痛だったのは、パキスタンに民主主義を回復するための2007年の選挙戦の最中に、ベナジルが暗殺されたことだった。
Most painful of all, benazir was assassinated while campaigning to restore democracy to pakistan in 2007.
Motto mo kutsuu datta no wa, pakisutan ni minshu shugi o kaifuku suru tame no nisen nana’nen no senkyosen no saichuu ni, benajiru ga ansatsu sareta koto datta.

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