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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 前後 (zengo)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 前後 (zengo)

Kana: ぜんご
Kanji: 前後
Romaji: zengo

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: front and rear, front and back, before and behind, back and forth, before and after, consequences, inversion; reversion, getting out of order, co-occurring, around, about, approximately, nearly
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

ほかにも書かれてるはずよ。ほら、この単語の両端を見て。前後にまだ文字がある。
hoka ni mo kakareteru hazu yo. hora, kono tango no ryoutan o mite. zengo ni mada moji ga aru.
There’s got to be more. Yes, look at the ends of the word. There’s more text on either side.

失業率が5パーセントの場合、賃金保険と医療保険料の補助にかかる公的費用は、現在で年間80億ドル前後だ。
shitsugyouritsu ga go paasento no baai, chingin hoken to iryou hokenryou no hojo ni kakaru kouteki hiyou wa, genzai de nenkan hachijuu oku doru zengo da.
At an unemployment rate of five percent, the wage insurance and healthcare subsidy today would cost around eight billion dollars a year.

前後 (zengo)

進行中のほかのことと矛盾はないか?その出来事に特別な状況や前後関係はないか?
shinkouchuu no hoka no koto to mujun wanai ka. sono dekigoto ni tokubetsu na joukyou ya zengo kankei wa nai ka?
Does it fit in with everything else that is going on? Is there a context for this event?

ということは、中国軍は機関銃四機で彼の陣地を前後左右に打ちまくり、ばらばらにできる、ということだ。
to iu koto wa, chuugokugun wa kikanjuu yonki de kare no jinchi o zengo sayuu ni uchimakuri, barabara ni dekiru, to iu koto da.
That meant that four Chinese machine guns could swing their fire back and forth across his position, tearing it to pieces.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 前后 (qiánhòu)
Korean: 앞뒤 (apdwi)

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