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Conjugations for 前

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[まえ()]
mae
noun, no adjective, adverb, suffix

English Meaning(s) for 前

noun
  1. in front (of); before (e.g. a building)
noun, no adjective, adverb
  1. before; earlier; previously; prior; ago; (minutes) to (the hour)
noun, no adjective
  1. (the) front; frontal part; fore; head (e.g. of a line)
noun
  1. forward; ahead
  2. (in the) presence (of); in front (of someone)
no adjective
  1. previous (e.g. page); prior (e.g. engagement); first (e.g. half); former (e.g. example)
suffix
  1. portion; helping (after a noun or the -masu stem of a verb)
noun
  1. front (of one's body or clothing); breast (of a coat, kimono, etc.)
  2. privates; private parts
  3. criminal record; previous conviction; (a) prior

Definition and Synonyms for 前

Front the side that is seen or that goes first
Synonyms: まとも, フロント, , , , 前部, 前面, 正面, , , 表側
Front the side that is forward or prominent
Synonyms: フロント, , , , 前部, 前面
Front the immediate proximity of someone or something
Synonyms: そば, そば, , , , お前, 御先, 御前, 御前, 目の前, 面前

Meanings for each kanji in 前

in front; before Kanji Details »

Categories 前 is a member of

Side an extended outer surface of an object
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Face a surface forming part of the outside of an object
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Proximity the region close around a person or thing
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 前

Sample Sentences for 前

I saw her at the station five days ago, that is, last Friday.
His father had died of cancer 10 years ago.
He armed himself with all the facts before asking questions at the meeting.
In the moment I thought I had a bad feeling, suddenly everything went black.
He told me that he lost his textbook the morning before that.

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