Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
最中 JLPT 3
Kana Reading
さいちゅう, さなか
saichū, sanaka
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    in the middle of; height of; in course of; midst
    Example sentence
    性交最中彼女つまらなそうなしていた She looked bored while we were making love.

Examples of 最中, さいちゅう, さなか in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


12 strokes

utmost, most, extreme

On'Yomi: サイ, シュ

Kun'Yomi: もっと.も, つま

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4 strokes

in, inside, middle, mean, center

On'Yomi: チュウ

Kun'Yomi: なか, うち, あた.る

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