Decoded Slug: ~うちに (〜uchi ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~うちに (〜uchi ni)

~うちに (〜uchi ni)

Short explanation:

Expresses doing something while a certain condition still holds; 'while', 'before', 'as long as'.


Verb-casual + うちに, い-Adjective + いうちに, な-Adjective + なうちに, Noun + のうちに


Genki na uchi ni, ryokou wo tanoshinde kudasai.
Enjoy traveling while you are healthy.
Wakai uchi ni, iroiro na koto wo manabu beki da.
One should learn various things while they are young.
Kodomo ga nete iru uchi ni, yuushoku no junbi wo shimashou.
Let's prepare dinner while the kids are sleeping.
Ame ga furanai uchi ni, ie ni kaerimashou.
Let's go home before it starts raining.

Long explanation:

The ~うちに grammar point is used to indicate that an action should be done while a certain condition still exists or before a situation changes. It can be translated as 'while', 'before', or 'as long as' in English. The formation differs depending on whether it is used with a verb, い-adjective, な-adjective, or noun.

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