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最中に
saichuuni
JLPT N2
Edit  dc
さいちゅうに
Meaning
right in the middle of
Right in the middle of the ceremony, the lights went out.
Edit  dc
Formation
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Phrases
かんがえているさいちゅうに、はなしかけられてこまった。
right in the middle of thinking, someone started talking to me.
Edit  #70 dc
のゲームをやっているさいちゅうにがきどうされるのをぼうしします。
(Screen saver -> Off) Prevent the screen saver starting up in the middle of playing the game.
Edit  #363 Amatuka
ふゆのまっさいちゅうのとざんはじゅうぶんなふゆやまのけいけんがなかったらやめるべきです。
You should stay away from mountain climbing in the midst of winter unless you have ample experience in mountais in the winter .
Edit  #3062 bamboo4
しょくじをしているさいちゅうにじしんがおきて、おおさわぎになった。
Right in the middle of a meal, an earthquake occured, and there was a giant uproar.
Edit  #6125 rubyhatchet
かれのえんぜつのさいちゅうにちゅうざする。
Leave in the middle of his speech
Edit  #8413 karekano
かのじょはしょくじのあとかたづけのさいちゅうだった。
She was in the middle of washing up.
Edit  #8414 karekano
Discussion and comments
Just as~ is happening. Express that something stops another thing already in progress.
DinhNhat
This word can also be pronounced "sanaka", and has appeared in that form in several JLPT 1 guidebooks.
your name
Happens to me all the time since I got a game controller - it doesn't count as 'activity' as far as the OS is concerned ;_;.
Amatuka
theres also 真っ最中, meaning in the midst of, e.g.
受験の真っ最中 - in the midst of taking a test.
Snake
When we say 受験の真っ最中 it means being in the exam season. ex 受験の真っ最中ですが、気分転換にディズニー・シーに遊びに行きました。in the midst of taking a test would be just '受験中に' or '試験中に'. 受験 might be special.
Miki
As compared with 真っ最中(まっさいちゅう)、真っ直中(まっただなか)I think has more of an urgency or reality.
bamboo4
ah ok thanks, I thought there may have been that sort of nuance to it (saw it in GTO ^^)
Snake
What the hell is GTO?
bamboo4
Great Teacher Onizuka
Miki
Okay, you compelled me to ask. Who is GTO?
bamboo4
This やつ!
dc
I see, thanks! You guys float in a dimension that is completely alien to me. But, its alright, I don't wanna know.
bamboo4
Is this similar to 途中?、してる間?
nazonatte69
hmm Pls do not includ me in the guys. 私は、おたくじゃない!There was TV drama, GTO, starred by Sorimachi and Fujiwara Norika.
Miki