actual Japanese people: It’s OK to speak Japanese! It’s OK to wear kimono! You can do that if you’re not Japanese! That makes me proud as a Japanese person!
white people: NO YOU CAN’T WEAR KIMONO IF YOU’RE NOT JAPANESE AND YOU CAN’T SPEAK JAPANESE IF YOU’RE NOT JAPANESE
V는도중에– While Ving..
Using a modifier clause + 도중(에), 동안(에) or 사이(에) gives the meaning While Ving, in the middle of Ving:
While (my) boyfriend read a book, I ate an apple.
To say is (in the middle of) doing using the copula then this form is used (this is only possible with 중):
The copula is attached to 중
시험 중이에요 = in the middle of an exam
Sometimes a processive verb in the simple modifier form (으)ㄴ can be seen before동안 or 사이 but NOT with 중 to mean: while (I) was Ving :
영화관에 간 동안에
While I was away at school (in the state of having gone)