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English Reference for nagara (ながら)

  1. particle usually kana while, during, as
  2. while, although, though, despite, in spite of, notwithstanding
  3. all, both
  4. as (i.e. "as always", "as long ago"), in (i.e. "in tears")
Example sentences
She sat in the chair all day, thinking of past events
Right, I said, shivering at this recital as a man would who gets hysterical while taking a shower if a bit of soap stings his eye
"I can't think with that noise", she said as she stared at the typewriter
Crying loudly, the little girl hurried to the door
The company has growing pains now
We walked along the busy street, singing old songs
He saved all of what little money he earned
The smart young woman passed the exam as a matter of course
Lots of women both run a home and go out to work
The girl came dancing toward me
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