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오래된 시골 마을에 착한 농부가 살고 있었다. 그는 아직 결혼하지 않은 채 혼자 생활하고 있었다.
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When an action occurs

In the process/middle
Indicate that the subject is in the process of performing an action
  • 나는 수업 중이에요. 나중에 전화할게요.
    I am in class now. I will call you later.
  • 건물은 공사 중입니다.
    That building is under construction.

Usage with verbs

Can also be used with verbs in the form of 는 중

  • 친구를 기다리는 중에 전화가 왔어요.
    I got a phone call while I was waiting for a friend.
  • 지금 먹는 중이니까 나중에 전화할게요.
    I am currently eating now, so I will call you later.


and 고 있다 have similar usage. However, while 고 있다 can be used with any subjects, cannot be used with subjects representing natural phenomena (rain, snow, wind, fire…).

비가 오는 중이에요.
비가 오고 있어요.

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