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Grammar detail: うちに

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JLPT:
うちに - while still
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うちに
means
while it is still X
X can be any of:
  • plain form verb
  • い adjective
  • noun + の
  • な adjective + な
わか
うち
かいがい
海外
かれる
こと
すす
します
I advise you to go abroad while young.
One common usage of うちに is in the phrase ちかいうちに. ちかい means 'near' or 'soon', so this literally means 'while (still) soon', and is used to mean 'in the near future'.
いつかちかいうちに
いましょ

Let's meet sometime in the near future.
Another common usage is
らないうちに, which means 'without realizing'.
らない
うち
かり
つけたまま
ねむ
りこんでしまった

Without realizing, I had fallen asleep with the light left on.
Source: ねじまきクロにカル(
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Kanji used in this grammar

チ   し to know   
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ジャク   ニャク   わか young   もしくは or   
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カイ   うみ ocean   
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ガイ   ゲ   そと outside   ほか other   はず to remove, mislead   はずれる to come off, to miss   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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カン   すすめる to persuade, encourage   
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カイ   エ   あ to meet   
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メイ   ミョウ   あかり light   あかるい bright   あかるむ to brighten   あからむ to become luminous (at dawn)   あきらか obvious   あかす to lay bare   あ to open   あける to empty   
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ミン   ねむ to sleep   ねむ sleepy   
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