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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 前 (zen)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 前 (zen)

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MEANING:

in front, before

HOW TO READ:

On: zen
Kun: mae

HOW TO REMEMBER:

There’s a huge pair of horns (䒑) in front of the butcher (刖) shop.
[note: flesh (月) + knife (刂) = a butcher]

COMPOUNDS:

名前 (namae): name
午前 (gozen): morning, a.m.
前進 (zenshin): advance
前日 (zenjitsu): previous day
人前 (hitomae): the public
前後 (zengo): front and rear
事前 (jizen): prior, beforehand
以前 (izen): ago, previous
直前 (chokuzen): just before
前例 (zenrei): precedent
前回 (zenkai): previous time
前者 (zensha): the former
手前 (temae): before, this side
面前 (menzen): presence
前途 (zento): future prospects
寸前 (sunzen): on the verge
最前 (saizen): foremost
前夜 (zenya): last night
前方 (zenpou): forward
前金 (zenkin): advance payment
自前 (jimae): one’s own expenses
前半 (zenhan): first half
前身 (zenshin): ancestor
前兆 (zenchou): oment, portent
生前 (seizen): while alive
前衛 (zen’ei): advance guard
目前 (mokuzen): before one’s eyes
前払い (maebarai): prepayment
駅前 (ekimae): in front of station


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

まてよ、その名前は初耳ではないようだ。
mate yo, sono namae wa hatsumimi dewa nai you da.
Wait, I’ve heard that name before.

葬儀は明日の午前中におこないます。
sougi wa ashita no gozenchuu ni okonaimasu.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning.

公衆の面前に姿を現わしたくない。
koushuu no menzen ni sugata o arawashitakunai.
I don’t want to appear in public.

借り手は六ヶ月の家賃を前払いした。
karite wa rokkagetsu no yachin o maebaraishita.
The tenant paid the rent six months in advance.

過去にもどるすべはない。前進あるのみ。
kako ni modoru sube wa nai. zenshin aru nomi.
There is no going back so I have to go forward.

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