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Noun (futsuumeishi)
ex-, former, oldancien, ex-

ON: キュウKUN: ふる.い, もと
old times, old things, old friend, former, ex-

Example sentences
官僚は旧法規の改正に関して、成り行きを見守っています。Parts: 官僚 (かんりょう), (きゅう), 法規 (ほうき), 改正 (かいせい), に関して (にかんして), 成り行き (なりゆき), 見守る (みまもる)Bureaucrats are testing the waters over revising old regulations.

うちのかみさんは元プロレスラーで、だからもし私が浮気をしているところを見つかりでもしようものなら、それこそコテンパンにやられてしまうよ。Parts: (うち), 上さん (かみさん), (もと), プロレスラー (プロ・レスラー), だから, 若し (もし), (わたし), 浮気 (うわき), (ところ), 見つかる (みつかる), でも, (もの), なら (ならば), 其れ (それ), こそ, こてんぱん (こてんぱ), 遣る (やる), 仕舞う (しまう)My wife used to be a pro-wrestler, so if she ever catches me two-timing her, I'd be beaten to a pulp.

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