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kako
noun, adverb, no adjective

English Meaning(s) for 過去

noun, adverb, no adjective
  1. the past; bygone days
noun
  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: , , 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, 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 Kanji Details »
gone; past; quit; leave; elapse; eliminate; divorce Kanji Details »

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

The example is a past progressive tense sentence. How was everybody taught when they were learning about progressive tense?
I advised him not to grieve over the past.
One cannot erase the past.
He dwelt on the pleasure of the past.
The secretary was asked to file past records.

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