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Grammar detail: 間(あいだ)/ 間に(あいだに)

間(あいだ)/ 間に(あいだに) - during; between
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phrase 1
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あいだ
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phrase 2
means either
phrase 2 happened while phrase 1 was happening (when phrase 1 / 2 refer to events)
or
phrase 2 is between or among phrase 1 (when phrase 1 / 2 refer to locations or times)
Phrase 1 can end with a verb in plain form, or a noun + の:
noun + の
えいが
映画
の間 during the movie
verb て form + いる
しょくじ
食事
つく
っている間 while I was making dinner
Examples related to events:
よる
あいだ
かじ
火事
こった

A fire broke out during the night.
とうきょう
東京
いる
あいだ
かのじょ
彼女
った

While staying in Tokyo, I came to know her.
Examples related to times and locations:
はる
ふゆ
なつ
あいだ
おとず
れる

Spring comes between winter and summer.
わたし
かれ
あいだ
すわ
った

I sat among them.
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Kanji used in this grammar

カン   ケン   あいだ interval, between   ま space, room   
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エイ   はえる to shine   うつ to be reflected   うつ to reflect, project   
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ガ   カク   draw
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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   
サク   サ   つく to make   
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ヤ   よる    よ night   
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カ   fire   ひ    ほ-    
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キ   おきる to wake up, to get up   おこる to happen   おこす to rouse   
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トウ   ひがし east   
キョウ   ケイ    capital   
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ヒ   かれ he   
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ジョ   ニョ   ニョウ   woman; female   おんな woman   め woman   
チ   し to know   
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シュン   はる spring   
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トウ   ふゆ winter   
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カ   ゲ   なつ summer   
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ホウ   たずねる to visit   おとずれる to ask, to visit   
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シ   わたくし    わたし I, myself   
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ザ   すわ to sit   
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