うちに [うちに] (uchini-2)
Meaning: before ... (something bad happens); while ... still (being OK), while (state still continue) and before the state is finished
Example: 暗くならないうちに帰ってきなさい。/ Come home before it gets dark.
JLPT Level: 2
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|Verb (Dictionary form/nai form) + uchini|
i-adjectives (い) + uchini
na-adjectives + な + uchini
Noun + の + uchini
|Uchini means-As long as a favorable time period lasts,do something.....その状態が変わる前に、何かをする。|
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|Miki||#5255 電車は動くうちに is not correct. 電車が動いているうちに降りてはなりません。 would be better.|| |
|Rukawa||Shouldn't we split this entry into うちに and ないうちに as these two expressions are rendered quite differently in English?|| |
|caranha||But it is one grammar concept in japanese - The division should be based on japanese grammar, and not the english one, no?|| |
|charles||Is "utchi" 内 ? In that case, maybe "during, while, as long as" or something similar would be an easier translation. Double negations are such a pain to think about !|| |
|tigert||Who the heck uses whilst? translating modern Japanese with archaic English, seems a little 何か変だよ｡|
For example #5255 How about, "Do not get off the train while it is is motion." or if your a stickler for exact translation. "You must not get off the train while it is in motion."
|赤毛||I moved Ex #6903 for uchini because it was very close of #5237.|| |
|petra||The British still use 'whilst' quite regularly. |
It's not archaic. It's just not common in American English.
|lucinda lohmanoota||Don't get off the train while it's still moving.|| |
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