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Throughout A; all over A; during the course of A
Action covers an entire time period or area (and not just a single time/location)

  1. Throughout A; all over A; during the course of A
    Action covers an entire time period or area (and not just a single time/location)
  2. During A (period of time); in the middle of A
    Usually refers to something happening in the middle of a period of time A (and not over the entire span of that period)
  3. Action A is currently ongoing/in the middle of
    Shows a state that A is currently happening.
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    宿   してきて ください  
Please do the homework during this week.
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        100      です  
I want to read a hundred books this semester.
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         そう    
They say it'll snow during next week.
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この パズル                      
This puzzle is hard; even though I kept at it all day I couldn't solve it.
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                    だって  
I heard Mr. Kawakami missed the last train and spent all night walking home.

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ANoun (Location,Period)
/じゅう
Basic Examples:
(throughout Japan)

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During A (period of time); in the middle of A
Usually refers to something happening in the middle of a period of time A (and not over the entire span of that period)

  1. Throughout A; all over A; during the course of A
    Action covers an entire time period or area (and not just a single time/location)
  2. During A (period of time); in the middle of A
    Usually refers to something happening in the middle of a period of time A (and not over the entire span of that period)
  3. Action A is currently ongoing/in the middle of
    Shows a state that A is currently happening.
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6        ばかり        
It does nothing but rain in Japan throughout June.

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Construction
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ANoun (period of time)
/ちゅう
Basic Examples:
(during a meeting)

Notes
Note that this is the ちゅう form of the kanji .
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there are certain terms that use ちゅう and others that use じゅう - be careful not to mix them up! For example, the following almost always use じゅう rather than ちゅう:  
10 years ago
avatar mysticfive - Level 676
 
Action A is currently ongoing/in the middle of
Shows a state that A is currently happening.

  1. Throughout A; all over A; during the course of A
    Action covers an entire time period or area (and not just a single time/location)
  2. During A (period of time); in the middle of A
    Usually refers to something happening in the middle of a period of time A (and not over the entire span of that period)
  3. Action A is currently ongoing/in the middle of
    Shows a state that A is currently happening.
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        です  
The head director is currently with guests.
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Don't talk at work!
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こら           でしょ  
Hey, don't make a racket, we're in the middle of eating!

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Construction
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AVerb: Stem
 
ANoun
 
 
/ちゅう
Basic Examples:
(currently talking (usually on the phone))

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the noun here is usually (but not always) either a verb stem (like し or え) or a noun that functions as a verb when する is added (like or )
9 years ago
avatar mysticfive - Level 676

Discussion about this grammar
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Years Studied: 8
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Should this one have furigana ちゅう instead of じゅう?
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11 years ago
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It can actually be either, depending on what follows it. ちゅう is more common, though, so I'll change it to that and add a note about じゅう。 Thanks!
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11 years ago
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Is the difference that じゅう is for time words and ちゅう is for something else? Or can you just use them completely interchangeably?
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11 years ago
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After doing some research, the difference is a bit more complicated than I expected.

*Usually*, ちゅう refers to right when something is happening (e.g. it's in the middle of occurring). For example,

(かいぎちゅう) = in the middle of the meeting

じゅう always refers to an entire period or location during which something occurs. In other words,
With a time period, じゅう shows that the action continues across the entire time period.
With a location, じゅう shows that the action encompasses the entire area/location.
(いちにちじゅう) - all day


So think of ちゅう as being a specific point, whereas じゅう covers a wide area.

* : ちゅう can also refer to the second meaning - covering an entire period of time, but I kinda get the feeling that this usage is not as common.


With this in mind, the original markings for じゅう as the main reading for this page were correct!

Source: http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/nifongo/conv/chyu.html
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11 years ago (Edited 11 years ago.)
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a lot of the sentences here look like they're for ~ちゅう rather than ~じゅう... is there a separate page for ~ちゅう? Maybe it should be added as a different usage (or have the pages merged) to clear up the difference in nuance?
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10 years ago
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Added a second page here, tell me what you think!
http://www.renshuu.org/index.php?page=grammar/individual&id=677
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10 years ago
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hmm, thinking about this, I'd almost think it'd be better to have this page an the ちゅう page as one page with all the usages on it - it might be easier to understand that way?
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10 years ago
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Done!
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10 years ago
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Not a log of examples for じょう. Quite confusing actually.
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7 years ago
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The notes for the second grammar point specify that it uses the ちゅう reading, not じゅう, but none of the example sentences provided use that reading. Either the sentences or the grammar description should be fixed.
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3 years ago
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Two of the three sentences belonged in the top meaning!
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3 years ago



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