I was reading a story and I found this sentence (in the previous part of the text the author wrote that a taxi driver had found someone and he had picked him up):


First of all I don't understand the meaning of しばらく.

Another structure that I don't understand is なってくる. Why did the author put くる after なる?


I'm sure OP can look up things in a dictionary by him/herself.

While the usage may be slightly different to how you would normally see it used (しばらく待ってください! or しばらくの間使えないよ! etc), the meaning here too is that of a somewhat short time span.

"However, while/after driving for some time, the inside of the car became (gradually) colder."


Also, regarding ~てくる, think of くる metaphorically. My grammar book defines it as "come to ~, get to ~; a change that takes place over time."

Here's another useful explanation: http://www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/grammar/teform

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