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English Meaning(s) for ながら

  1. while; during; as
  2. while; although; though; despite; in spite of; notwithstanding
  3. all; both
  4. as (i.e. "as always", "as long ago"); in (i.e. "in tears")

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Sample Sentences for ながら

He always sings while taking a shower.
We sniffed at the food suspiciously.
She gasped out the news.
Following a cookbook, I made my first Spanish food, and it came out very well.
With her pure voice, Kate shined outstandingly on the stage of a musical.

Comments for ながら

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It's a particle and it means (1st meaning) while (at the same time).

To use this particle on verbs you take the -masu form of the main action verb, and then replace -masu with -nagara.

Ex 1. While

I listen to the radio while I drive.


The main action is in front of ながら, the secondary action is after ながら。Aながら = while A.

Ex 2. Despite

Despite living in Holland I'm studying Japanese.


Context suggests it is possible, but there are better options.

Ex 3. Although

John is weak even though he's tall.


The particle も adds contrast (i.e. as opposed to).

Ex 4. Common expression

I'm sorry but there is (I have) no time.


You'll often hear this in spoken language.

#2 Posted by machigainai over 1 year ago

i cant understand this word

#1 Posted by islu over 1 year ago

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