while or during

When do we use while and during?

Word Explanation Example
while Actions are/were happening at the same time (the actions do not influence each other). The word while starts a subordinate clause. I was listening to the radio while I was cleaning the kitchen.
during Something happens from the beginning to the end of a period or at some time between it. The word during is a preposition. It is followed by a noun. I went shopping during my lunchbreak.