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While doing A, B (A is the main action)
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    をする   ボランティア    している  
He both works and volunteers.
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 しい             っている   あった  
Besides their main occupation, poor samurai would also tend to the fields.
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     バンド     バック ギター     している  
Besides having his own band, he also works as a backup guitarist.
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   パーティー          コーヒー   れて くれた  
Besides preparing for the party, she made coffee for me.

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かたわらBAction
Basic Examples:
する (attend grad school while working)

としてられてる (While working as a public employee, he's well-known as an artist)

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This expression is often used when balancing work and a separate role. The phrase preceding かたわら indicates a person's main activity.
10 years ago
avatar 恵理子 - Level 1
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this pattern differs from ながら in that the two actions cannot be done simultaneously, but are done in the same time frame
10 years ago
avatar mysticfive - Level 624
0

A is a common, everyday occurrence, such as school or work
12 years ago
avatar lou1sb - Level 1

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