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In the middle of talking on the phone the phone was suddenly disconnected.
10
つまらない             
I fell asleep in the middle of a boring lesson.
11
                  
While I was having a ride in a car there was an earthquake!
12
                 
I suddenly woke up in the middle of (seeing) a dream.
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                      ゴジラ      
While I was eating lunch outside with the students, Godzilla suddenly appeared before my eyes!

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Often used to describe unexpected interruptions that occur in the middle of activities of short duration e.g in the middle of a speech, in the middle of a bbq, in the middle of thinking about something (see マスター p. 12)
6 years ago
avatar 火曜 - Level 17
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the following phrase often indicates an interruption of A, or something unwanted and unplanned.
9 years ago
berndbausch - Level 1

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I-adjective + is also possible

しをしたので、でした
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12 years ago
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12 years ago
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Grammar mod. Level: 1, : 488
に is also valid.
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11 years ago
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11 years ago



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