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自前
Readings
じまえ
jimae
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
taking care of one's responsibilities by oneself, one's own efforts, one's own expense

going into business for oneself (selling one's own products), entrepreneur of such a businessEigenfinanzierung, Selbst-Bezahlen, selbständig arbeitende Geisha
Kanji
ON: ジ, シKUN: みずか.ら, おの.ずから, おの.ずと
oneself

ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

Example sentences
自前で買ったのです。Parts: 自前 (じまえ), 買う (かう), のだ (んです)She got it at her own expense.

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