How do I say something like, "As I am growing older, I think more and more about the past."?

Especially the "as I am..." part, which has the meaning of "while" but over an extended period of time.


I am aware of ながら but don't know if it would be valid for me to say


(As I am growing older, I think more and more about my childhood.)

  • There are many ways to say it.. How about you try to translate it yourself, and we will advise you on how to improve it? Otherwise it would just be a duplicate. – strawberry jam Apr 20 '16 at 18:16
  • I have added my "translation" of it, but have doubts on whether or not ながら is correct. – Denis Li Apr 20 '16 at 18:37
  • Related: Proportion and Rate. – istrasci Apr 21 '16 at 6:04

How about 成長するにつれて or 成長すればするほど? And you can say 大人になる or 年を取る instead of 成長する.

In addition, 子供の頃,昔のこと are more natural.

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    Thanks, I think your answer is close to what I want. It is a bit confusing though, I recommend you separate your two examples with the word "or" instead of a comma. It does seem from some googling though that につれて is what I have been looking for. – Denis Li Apr 20 '16 at 23:04

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