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[ぜん()]
zen
noun, used as a prefix, noun, used as a suffix, noun, adverb

English Meaning(s) for 前

noun, used as a prefix
  1. last (i.e. immediately preceding); previous; ex-; former
  2. pre- (e.g. premodern) (before the name of an era)
noun, used as a suffix
  1. before (after a noun)
noun, adverb
  1. 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: 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

This work is an improvement on your last.
It is well known that up to the middle of the last century Japan was a feudal state.
I had a good report last term.
When I heard the news I was caught with my pants down.
If she finds out that that uniform was one I bought to get my former girlfriend to be a pretend 'high school girl' ...

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