Decoded Slug: ~ながらに (~nagara ni)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~ながらに (~nagara ni)

~ながらに (~nagara ni)

Short explanation:

Expresses the meaning 'while', 'as', or 'since'.


Noun + ながらに, な-Adjective (without 'na') + ながらに


Kare wa wakai nagara ni sugoku keikenhoufu desu.
Even though he is young, he is very experienced.
Kono ki wa furui nagara ni utsukushii hana wo sakasemasu.
This tree, while old, blooms beautiful flowers.
Kare wa mazushii nagara ni mo shiawase sou desu.
He seems happy even though he is poor.
Kanojo wa isogashii nagara ni mo ryouri no jikan wo tsukutteimasu.
Even though she is busy, she makes time for cooking.

Long explanation:

The ~ながらに grammar point is used to express the continuation of a state or condition. It often gets translated as 'while', 'as', or 'since' in English. The state or condition expressed by this grammar point usually continues for a long time after it first becomes applicable. It is mostly used with nouns and na-adjectives (minus 'na').

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