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noun, adverb, no adjective

English Meaning(s) for 過去

noun, adverb, no adjective
  1. the past; bygone days
  1. one's past (that one would prefer remained secret)
  2. past (tense); preterit; preterite
  3. previous life

Definition and Synonyms for 過去

Past a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
Synonyms: 過去, 過去形, 過去時制
Past the time that has elapsed
Synonyms: , , 古い, 往代, 往年, 往日, 往昔, 往時, 往者, 従前, 従来, 既往, 旧時, , 昔年, 昔時, 来し方, 過去, 過ぎ来し方
History the aggregate of past events
Synonyms: ストーリー, ヒストリー, 前歴, , , 因縁, 履歴, 成り立ち, 成り立つ, 故事, 来歴, 来由, 歴史, 沿革, 物語, 由来, 由緒, 由縁, 病歴, 素性, 経緯, 言う, 謂れ, 謂れ因縁, 過去
Past a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
Synonyms: , 過去

Meanings for each kanji in 過去

» overdo; exceed; go beyond; error
» gone; past; quit; leave; elapse; eliminate; divorce

Categories 過去 is a member of

Time the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
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Tense a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
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Period an amount of time
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Past the time that has elapsed
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 過去

Sample Sentences for 過去

I don't care about your past.
The present perfect expresses the long span from past to present.
But where are the snows of yesteryear?
All of us are connected with the past and the future as well as the present.
In one's reading, great writers of the past must be given the most attention.

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