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[ぜん()]
zen
noun, used as a prefix

English Meaning(s) for 前

noun, used as a prefix
  1. the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"); previous; one-time; former
  2. (before the name of an era) pre- (e.g. "premodern")
  3. before; earlier

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: , , , 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

Shake this bottle before you open it.
He washed her dirty hands before the meal.
Tom asked me how long my parents had been married before they separated.
Make sure that the lights are turned off before you leave.
More often than not, he thinks before he speaks.

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