さきsakiirr.

noun / ~の noun / suffix noun / prefix:

  • previous; prior; former; first; earlier; some time ago; preceding
  • point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle
  • head (of a line); front
  • ahead; the other side
  • the future; hereafter
  • destination
  • the other party

私のwatashinonochiからkara来るkuruhouhawatashini優るmasaruhouであるdearuwatashiよりyorisakiniおられたoraretaからkaraであるdearu。」toいったittanohaこの方konohounokotoですdesu This was he of whom I said, "He who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me."

このkono先のsakino丸くmarukuなったnatta鉛筆enpitsudeha書けないkakenai I can't write with this dull pencil.

ここkokoからkarasakiにはniha行けませんikemasen You cannot go any farther.

20マイルMAIRUsakiniyamano頂上choujouga見えたmieta We could see the summit of a mountain twenty miles away.

de電話denwaしてshiteみたmitaらしいrashiinだけどdakedoそのsono電話denwa先のsakino相手aiteってttenoga問題mondaiだったdattanoyo And so it seems she tried phoning but it's who was on the other end of that phone that was the problem.

まえmae

adverbial noun / temporal noun / suffix:

  • ago; before (some event); previously; (minutes) to (the hour) 前【ぜん】
  • in front (of); before (e.g. the house)
  • head (of a line); front (e.g. of a bus); fore part
  • in the presence of
  • helping; portion 人前【にんまえ】
  • privates; private parts

そのsono作家sakkahaどの位donokuraimaeniなくなりましたnakunarimashitaka How long ago did the author die?

1987nen10月juugatsunoあるaruasaスティーブンSUTEIIBUNホーキングHOOKINGUha自分jibunnoコンピューターKONPYUUTAAnomaeni座っていたsuwatteita One October morning in 1987, Stephen Hawking sat before his computer.

彼女kanojoha法廷houteini判事hanjito陪審員baishin'innomaeniたったtatta She stood in the court before judge and jury.

わぁあ~~っwaaa~~!?隠してっkakushitemae隠してkakushiteよっyo M-my goodness!? Cover-up! Cover yourself up!

ぜんzen

prefix noun:

  • the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"); previous; one-time; former
  • pre- (e.g. "premodern") - before the name of an era

~の noun / noun:

zen学期gakkiha成績seisekigaよかったyokatta I had a good report last term.

Kanji definition:

ゼンZENまえmae~まえ mae

in front; before

Strokes:
9
Radical:
刀刂⺈ sword
SKIP:
2-2-7
UTF:
524d
JIS208:
33-16
Nanori:
さきsakiさとsatoまいmai
Hangul:
전 [jeon]
Pinyin:
qián
Stroke order:
Example words:
午前ごぜんgozen
morning; a.m.
前年ぜんねんzennen
the preceding year; the previous year; last year
前半ぜんはんzenhan
first half
前回ぜんかいzenkai
previous time; last time; previous installment; previous instalment; previous session
直前ちょくぜんchokuzen
just before

Partial results:

ぜんしんzenshin Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • advance; moving forward; progress

軍隊guntaihaokanouehe前進zenshinしたshita The army advanced up the hill.

ぜんしゃzensha

noun:

  • the former

いくつかのikutsukanotende前者zenshaha後者koushaよりもyorimo劣っているototteirutokareha指摘shitekiしたshita He pointed out that the former was inferior to the latter in some respects.

ぜんごzengo Inflection

noun:

  • front and rear; front and back; before and behind; back and forth
  • before and after

suffix noun:

  • around; about; approximately

noun:

  • order; context
  • consequences
  • just when; around the time of

noun / ~する noun:

  • inversion; reversion; getting out of order
  • co-occurring

karehakubiwo前後zengoni振りましたfurimashita He shook his head back and forth.

日本nipponnoODAha返済hensai期間kikan30nen利率riritsu前後zengoというtoiu条件joukenno緩いyurui円借款enshakkanga大部分daibubunwo占めるshimeru Japan's ODA largely consists of concessionary yen credit repayable in 30 years, carrying an interest rate of 2% or so.

倒置法touchihouha言葉kotobano前後zengowo入れ替えるirekaeruことkotoによりniyori文章bunshouwo強調kyouchouするsuru効果koukagaありますarimasu Anastrophe, by switching around words, has the effect of emphasizing text.

ぜんていzentei

noun:

  • preamble; premise; reason; prerequisite; condition; assumption; hypothesis; given

そのsono前提zenteiga妥当datouかどうかkadoukaよくyoku考えるkangaeruべきbekida You ought to think over whether the premise is valid or not.

ぜんれいzenrei

noun:

  • precedent

このようなkonoyouna問題mondaino前例zenreihaないnai There is no precedent for such a case.

ぜんとzento

noun:

  • future; prospects; outlook
  • journey ahead; distance yet to cover

kimiにはniha前途zentogaあるaru Life lies in front of you.

まえうりmaeuri Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • advance sale; booking

予約yoyakuha全てsubete前売りmaeuriであるdearu All the seats are sold in advance.

まえおきmaeoki Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • preface; introduction; preamble

kareha前置きmaeokiとしてtoshiteすこしsukoshi話したhanashita He said a few words by way of preface.

まえもってmaemotte

adverb:

  • in advance; beforehand; previously

watashiha前もってmaemotteあなたanatani知らせるshiraseru I will let you know in advance.

ぜんねんzennen

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • the preceding year; the previous year; last year

年金nenkinnogakuha原則としてgensokutoshite前年zennenno物価変動bukkahendouniスライドSURAIDOしてshite算出sanshutsuされるsareru As a general rule, the pension amount is based on price changes in the previous year.

ぜんかいzenkai

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • previous time; last time; previous installment; previous instalment; previous session

kareha前回zenkaino好景気koukeikinomani財産zaisanwokabu取り引きtorihikinoあてたateta He amassed a fortune in stock trading during the last boom.

ぜんはんzenhanぜんぱんzenpan

noun:

プログラムPUROGURAMUha今頃imagoroもうmou始まっているhajimatteiruはずhazuですdesuだからdakara前半zenhanhaたぶんtabun観られないmirarenaiでしょうdeshou The program should have started by now, so we'll probably miss the first half.

ぜんじつzenjitsuまえびmaebi

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • previous day; day before; eve; prior day; preceding day - esp. 〜の前日

watashihaそのsono前日zenjitsukareniあったatta I met him on the previous day.

ぜんねんどzennendo

adverbial noun / noun:

  • preceding fiscal year
まえむきmaemuki Inflection

adjectival noun / ~の noun / noun:

watashiたちtachihaもう少しmousukoshi前向きmaemukini時間jikanwo使うtsukauべきbekidato思うomou I think we should use our time a bit more constructively.

ぜんきzenki

temporal noun / ~の noun:

  • first term; first half-year; preceding period; early period Antonym: 後期

同社doushanodai四半期shihankino業績gyousekiha前期zenkini比べkurabe急激にkyuugekini改善kaizenしたshita The company's fourth quarter results sharply improved from the preceding quarter.

ぜんめんzenmen

noun:

  • front part; frontage; facade
  • initial pledge (e.g. election); opening slogan

kurumano前面zenmenガラスGARASUha砕けてkudakete粉々konagonaになったninatta The front windshield of a car was smashed to pieces.

ぜんやzen'ya

adverbial noun / temporal noun:

  • last night; the previous night
  • night before (Christmas, etc.); eve (of festival, major event, etc.)

まるでmarude革命kakumei前夜zen'yanoようなyouna騒ぎsawagiだったdatta It looked as if we were on the eve of a revolution.

ぜんせんzensen

noun:

  • (weather) front

noun / ~の noun:

  • front line; forward area; action zone - Military term

彼らkareraha兵士heishiとしてtoshite前線zensenni行ったitta As soldiers they went to the front.

まえだおしmaedaoshi Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • moving forward (e.g. plans); acceleration (e.g. of payment schedule); front-loading
ぜんしんzenshin

noun:

  • antecedents; ancestor; previous position; previous existence; predecessor organization; predecessor organisation

彼のkareno前身zenshinについてnitsuiteha何かnanikaご存じgozonjiですかdesuka Are you aware of anything concerning his past life?

ぜんえいzen'ei

noun / ~の noun:

  • advance guard; vanguard
  • avant-garde (e.g. music)

駄目damedayokimi背が高いsegatakaindaからkara前衛zen'eini来てkiteくれkureないとnaito That's no good! You're tall so you've got to be in the forward defence.

ぜんぶんzenbun

noun:

  • preamble
  • the above statement
ぜんぽうzenpou

noun / ~の noun:

  • forward; frontward; ahead Antonym: 後方
  • rectangular front

我々warewarehaはるかharuka前方zenpouni他のtanofunewo見たmita We saw another ship far ahead.

まえぶれmaebure Inflection

noun / ~する noun:

  • advance warning; previous notice; announcement
  • herald; harbinger; forerunner; portent; omen

ツバメTSUBAMEhanatsuno前触れmaebureda The swallow is a sign of summer.

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