「Adjectives and Adverbs」
「Adj pred + uchi ni うちに」
In Japanese, the phrase uchi ni is used as a conjunction. The clause uchi ni (the subordinate clause), denotes a period of time during which someone or something exists or existed in some state. The tense before uchi ni is always present, regardless of the tense of the main clause.
Akarui uchi ni kaerimashō
Let's go home while it is bright.
Atatakai uchi ni tabete kudasai.
Please eat it while it is warm.
Jōbuna uchi ni dekiru dake hataraku tsumoridatta.
I intended to work as much as possible while I was healthy.
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