Difference between revisions of "는 중이다"

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|Korex2 = 불러오는 중...  
|Engex2 = 불러오는 중...  
|Engex2 = Loading...
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|Korex3 = 근무 중 이상무
|Korex3 = 근무 중 이상무

Latest revision as of 20:24, 24 May 2013


사용중 means it is being used.

Verb + 는 중이다 : This pattern is equivalent to (I am) in the middle of ~. It is used to describe what you are currently doing or in the middle of doing. 중 <> is a hanja character that literally means middle. So you are saying you are doing something or in the middle of doing something.


  • It is often abbreviated as just 중.
    • 밥 먹는 중이다 → 밥 먹는 중
  • Noun + 중 form also exists.
    • 사용중 = 사용하는 중

Conjugation Rule

Conjugation Rule
Pattern Case Example
Rule 1: Verb + 는 중이다 If there is no 받침 or if the adj/verb stem ends with a ㄹ 받침
Rule 2: Verb + 는 중이다 If there is a 받침 at the end of the adj/verb stem

Sentence Examples

Korean English Notes
공사중 Under Construction
불러오는 중... Loading...
근무 중 이상무 millitry
회의 중에는 휴대전화를 꺼주십시오. Turn off the cell phone during the meeting. formal
얘기 중에 끼어들어서 미안합니다. I'm sorry to interrupt during talk.
산을 오르던 중에 잠시 쉬기로 했다.
여행하던 중에 그녀를 만났다. I was traveling in met her.
지금 통화 중인데, 조금 이따가 다시 얘기해요.
좀 조용히 해봐, 생각 중이니까. Shut up, I'm trying to think.
입원 중에는 푹 쉬어야지.


  • Special pronunciation rule?

See Also