Decoded Slug: ~는 도중에 [neun dojunge] (While doing)

Korean Grammar Point
~는 도중에 [neun dojunge] (While doing)

~는 도중에 [neun dojunge] (While doing)

Short explanation:

This grammar point is used to express the meaning of 'while doing something', 'in the midst of', or 'during'.


Verb-stem + 는 도중에


나는 책을 읽는 도중에 잠이 들었어요, 그래서 책의 내용을 다 기억하지 못하겠어요.
Naneun chaekeul ikneun dojunge jami deureosseoyo, geuraeseo chaekui naeyongeul da gieokhaji motagesseoyo.
I fell asleep while reading the book, so I don't think I'll remember all the content of the book.
그녀는 음악을 듣는 도중에 갑자기 춤을 추기 시작했어요.
Geunyeoneun eumageul deuneun dojunge gabjagi chumeul chugi sijakhaesseoyo.
She started dancing suddenly while listening to music.
타이핑을 하는 도중에 컴퓨터가 갑자기 꺼져서 작업한 내용을 다시 시작해야 했어요.
Taiping-eul haneun dojunge kompyuteoga gabjagi kkeojyeoseo jag-eophan naeyong-eul dasi sijaghayeo.
The computer suddenly turned off while I was typing, so I had to start the work again.
친구들과 캠핑을 하는 도중에 갑자기 비가 내려서 우리는 텐트 안으로 들어가야 했어요.
Chingudeulgwa kaemping-eul haneun dojunge gabjagi biga naeryeoseo urineun tenteu an-euro deuleogaya haesseoyo.
It suddenly began to rain while we were camping with friends, so we had to go inside the tent.

Long explanation:

The '~는 도중에 [neun dojunge]' is used in Korean grammar to indicate an action or state that is ongoing or happening at the time of speaking. It signifies the middle of an action or a process, giving the idea of 'during' or 'while doing something' in English. It can be used with both action and descriptive verbs to convey the meaning of something happening during or in the midst of an action.

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