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Korean grammar - During or while doing something - 동안(에)

During or while doing something - 동안(에)

Pattern: Verb stem + / + 동안()

Previously we saw that attaching 동안 to a noun is used to express simultaneous action (during).

We can express same thing with verbs by attaching / + 동안() to a Verb stem.

Note that there is no grammatical difference between 동안에 and 동안.

어머니가 요리하는 동안 아버지가 청소를 해요.
While (my) mother is cooking, (my) father cleans the house.
아들이 자는 동안 저는 한국어를 공부했어요.
While (my) son slept (I) studied Korean.
동생이 텔레비전을 보는 동안 저는 숙제를 했어요.
(I) did my homework while (my) younger brother was watching TV.
한국에서 사는 동안 좋은 친구들을 많이 만났어요.
While (I) lived in Korea, (I) made a lot of good friends.
제가 요리하는 동안 오빠는 음악을 들었어요.
While (I) was cooking, (my) older brother listened to music
동생이 청소하는 동안 저는 빨래를 했어요.
While (my) younger sibling was cleaning (the house), I did the laundry.
그는 샤워를 하는 동안 음악을 들었어요.
He listened to music while he was taking a shower.
집에 가는 동안 영어 단어를 공부했어요.
I studied English vocabulary while I was going home.
그녀가 책을 읽는 동안 아이는 잠 들었어요.
The child fell asleep while she was reading a book.
언니가 라디오를 듣는 동안 저는 운동을 했어요.
I exercised while my sister listened to the radio.
제가 일하는 동안 아이는 거실에서 놀아요.
(My) kids play in the living room while I work.
친구가 수업을 듣는 동안 저는 카페에서 커피를 마셨어요.
I had coffee in a cafe while (my) friend was in class.