This grammatical form literally means “to be in the middle of” something. Simply attach it to the root of your action verb of choice!


--어머니께서 전화하셨을 때 저는 청소하는 중이었어요. (When mother called, I was in the middle of cleaning.)

--승진 씨가 저한테 숙제 좀 도와달라고 부탁했는데 저는 이미 다른 친구 만나러 가는 중이었어요. (Seungjin asked me for help with homework, but I was already on my way to meet another friend.)


--저는 집에 가는 중이에요. (I am going home [I am in the middle of going home].)

--수빈 씨는 숙제를 하는 중이에요. (Subin is in the middle of doing her homework.)


--11시니 찬웅이는 오는 중일 거야. (It’s 11, so Chanwoong will be [in the middle of] coming.)

--그때쯤 그 사람은 점심을 먹는 중일 거예요. (About that time, that person will be eating lunch.)

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