June 29, 2021

JLPT N5 Grammar: 〜中 ~chuu


■  中 by itself means "inside" or "in." However, when attached to a noun, it adds the meaning of "during" or "while" or "throughout." It is either pronounced as
ちゅう or じゅう. There appears to be no set rule for when to use either pronunciation. Learn a few examples by heart.

HOW to use:

■ Add to nouns or phrases to indicate duration or coverage.


He watched TV all day long.

He is working, therefore he cannot leave.
[work-during-therefore-he-outside-cannot leave]

Sometime in the next week, let's finish the homework.
[next week-during-homework-let's finish]
[during a future time]

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