Sign In

Dictionary

Entry Details for 前に

Search by Japanese Word

字▼

Search by English Meaning

[まえ()·]
maeni
adverb

Root Words:

[まえ() + に]
mae + ni

English Meaning(s) for 前に

adverb
  1. ahead; before; ago

Definition and Synonyms for 前に

Erstwhile at a previous time
Synonyms: かつて, 以前, 先に, 先に, 前に
Forward toward the future
Synonyms: 前に, 早めに
Supra at an earlier place
Synonyms: 前に
Previously at an earlier time or formerly
Synonyms: かねて, かねる, あらかじめ, 以前, 先に, 先に, 先立つ, 先立って, 前に, 前もって
Earlier earlier in time
Synonyms: かつて, かねて, かねる, 先に, 先に, 前に
In Front at or in the front
Synonyms: 前に, 前方, 前方
Ahead ahead of time
Synonyms: かねて, かねる, あらかじめ, お先に, 先立つ, 先立って, 前に, 前もって
Forward in a forward direction
Synonyms: お先に, 前に
Out Front leading or ahead in a competition
Synonyms: 前に
Back in or to or toward a past time
Synonyms: さかのぼる, 前に
Earlier previously
Synonyms: かつて, かねて, かねる, 先に, 先に, 前に
Forward forward in time
Synonyms: 前に, 早めに
Ahead in anticipation
Synonyms: かねて, かねる, あらかじめ, お先に, 先立つ, 先立って, 前に, 前もって

Meanings for each kanji in 前に

in front; before Kanji Details »

Stroke Order Diagrams for 前に

Sample Sentences for 前に

Bill wanted to get to the office in good time to clean his desk.
Before he went fishing, he dug up some worms for bait.
It is impossible for me to get there before noon.
I visited Fukuoka ten years ago.
If you wind up the doll with the key on the side of its torso it will swing its arms round and go forward doing somersaults.

Comments for 前に

If you have any questions about this entry, or would like to write a sample sentence using the vocabulary, please do so below. Your comment will appear in the forum for other users of the site to view and discuss.

Only registered users may post comments. You can register your free 楽しい Japanese account here.

This site uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC dictionary files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence.