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第147ー 宙

So you can talk about directions in Japanese (up, down, left, right, etc.), but how can you explain that something is suspended in mid-air? Not hanging from a ceiling or something, but simply up in the air? Today we are gonna show you how with this JapaBit!

It is a very simple word, ちゅう. This means that something is in the air not necessarily hanging down by anything. Let’s look at the following examples and see how it’s actually used!!

1- マジシャンは、アシスタントの女性じょせいをハンドパワーでちゅうかせた。
The magician made his woman assistant float in the air with his hand power.

2- 日本語にほんご学習がくしゅう計画けいかくちゅうぶらりん*のままになってしまっている。
My plans for studying Japanese are hanging in the air (i.e suspended).

3- 優勝ゆうしょう決定けっていし、監督かんとくちゅうった。
The victory was decided and the coach flew in the air.

*ちゅうぶらりん is a set phrase that means “dangling/pending.”

In example three, the coach is being thrown up in the air by the team after winning the match and thus he is flying (fluttering) in the air (ちゅうった).

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