ながら

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [na̠ɡa̠ɾa̠]
  • In Tokyo speech, the verb construction can be either always accented, or non-accented if the suffixed verb is non-accented. The accent falls on the (na) mora.[1]

Particle[edit]

ながら (rōmaji nagara)

  1. while, during, while doing (verb)
     (ちゃ) ()ながら (はな)しましょう。
    Ocha o nominagara hanashimashō.
    Let's talk over tea.
     (ある)ながら (はな)しましょうか。
    Arukinagara hanashimashō ka.
    Shall we talk and walk?
  2. though, notwithstanding
  3. both (doing verb)

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