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Learn JLPT N1 Grammar: あらかじめ (arakajime)

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Meaning: beforehand; in advance; previously

Formation:

あらかじめ + Verb-casual, past

Example sentences:

僕は逃げ道をあらかじめ作りました。
boku wa nigemichi o arakajime tsukurimashita.
I’ve already made an escape route.


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わたしは邸宅の外側をまわって、あらかじめあけておいた食堂の窓から邸内に入った。
watashi wa teitaku no sotogawa o mawatte, arakajime akete oita shokudou no mado kara teinai ni haitta.
I had gone straight round the mansion and in at the dining-room window which I had left open.

入会をご希望の方はあらかじめ配布した用紙にご記入の上、お申し込みください。
nyuukai o gokibou no kata wa arakajime haifu shita youshi ni gokinyuu no ue, omoushikomi kudasai.
For those of you who wish to join, please apply after filling in the forms that was distributed earlier.

彼女は二人の男を家の外へおびき出しておいて、あらかじめ撒いておいたガソリンに火をつけた。
kanojo wa futari no otoko o ie no soto e obikidashite oite, arakajime maite oita gasorin ni hi otsuketa.
She lured the two men out of the house, then, having previously laid a trail of petrol, she set fire to it.


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