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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 先 (sen)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 先 (sen)

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MEANING:

before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

HOW TO READ:

On: sen
Kun: saki, ma.zu

HOW TO REMEMBER:

Have you ever seen a cow (⺧) with human legs (儿) before?

COMPOUNDS:

先生 (sensei): teacher, doctor
先例 (senrei): precedent
先輩 (senpai): senior, superior
先日 (senjitsu): the other day
祖先 (sosen): ancestor
先週 (senshuu): last week
先行 (senkou): preceding
先頭 (sentou): head, lead
優先 (yuusen): preference, priority
先頃 (sakigoro): recently
先進 (senshin): advance, seniority
先刻 (senkoku): already, while ago
行先 (yukisaki): destination
先端 (sentan): pointed end, tip
先月 (sengetsu): last month
先導 (sendou): guidance, leadership
先程 (sakihodo): some time ago
宛先 (atesaki): address, destination
先見 (senken): foresight, anticipation
先方 (senpou): companion
先着 (senchaku): first arrival
先決 (senketsu): previous decision
先制 (sensei): head start
先人 (senjin): predecessor
目先 (mesaki): near future
指先 (yubisaki): fingertip
手先 (tesaki): fingers, underling
爪先 (tsumasaki): tips of the toes
真っ先 (massaki): the foremost


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

われわれの行先を知る必要があります。
wareware no yukisaki o shiru hitsuyou ga arimasu.
I must learn where we are going.

検査が終われば家に戻っていいと先生も言ってた。
kensa ga owareba ie ni modotte ii to sensei mo itteta.
The doctor said that you can go home after some tests.

追手の先頭は息をきらしてせまってきた。
oite no sentou wa iki o kirashite sematte kita.
My foremost pursuer was panting behind me.

彼女はかすかにふるえる指先でタバコの火をつけた。
kanojo wa kasuka ni furueru yubisaki de tabako no hi o tsuketa.
She lit a cigarette with fingers that trembled slightly.

先月から、埼玉県警に転勤してきたんですよ。
sengetsu kara, saitama kenkei ni tenkin shite kitan desu yo.
I was transferred to Saitama prefectural police department last month.

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