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Stroke Order Diagram for 前

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Stroke Count
9 Strokes
刀 + 7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. in front, before
Kun'yomi: まえ。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: ゼン。(Go-on Reading)
セン。(Kan-on Reading)

Japanese Meaning for 前

Dictionary Entries for 前

  1. point; tip; end; nozzle
  2. head (of a line); front
  3. first; before; ahead (of)
  4. (the way) ahead; beyond
noun, no adjective
  1. future
no adjective, noun
  1. previous; prior; former; recent; last
noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. destination
  1. rest (e.g. of a story); continuation; remaining part
  2. the other party
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
  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)
  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)
  1. portion; helping (after a noun or the -masu stem of a verb)
  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

Stroke Order Diagrams for 前

Construction of Character for 前

Radicals and parts present in 前
Part one, one radical (no.1) Kanji Details »
Part knife, standing sword radical (no. 18) Kanji Details »
Part put together Kanji Details »
Part month, moon Kanji Details »
Origin and construction of 前
  1. 会意または会意形声。元の字は「(=)」と「」を組み合わせた文字で、先に進むの意。それに「」を加え切りそろえるの意であったが、元の文字が失われたために、先に進むの意に用いられ、切りそろえるの意は「」等に受け継がれた(藤堂)。

Kanji related to 前

  • 西

  • 沿

  • 婿

Meanings in Other Languages for 前

  1. devant, avant
  1. em frente, antes
  1. antes, delante de

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