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Grammar detail: ながら

ながら - while doing
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ながら
is used to mean that while doing something, something else happened.
わたし
しょくじ
食事
しながら
ほん
みました

I read a book while eating.
ある
ながら
ほん
んだ

I read a book as I walked.
がくせい
学生
たち
バス
ちながら
っていた

The students stood waiting for a bus.
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Kanji used in this grammar

シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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ジ   ズ   こと thing; matter   
ホン   book   もと origin   
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ドク   トク   トウ   よ to read   
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ホ   フ   ブ   ある    あゆ to walk   
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ガク   まな to learn   
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セイ   ショウ    life   なま raw   いかす to enliven   いきる to live   いける to arrange flowers   うまれる to be born   う to give birth to   き pure, undiluted   お to grow, to sprout   はえる to grow, to sprout   はやす to grow, cultivate   
タツ    arrive   
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タイ   ま to wait   
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リツ   リュウ   た to stand   たてる to build   
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