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Adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
beginning of springFrühlingsanfang, Frühlingsbeginn

ON: シュンKUN: はる
springtime, spring (season)

ON: センKUN: さき, ま.ず
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

Example sentences
1月と言うのに春先のような暖かさだ。Parts: 一月 (いちがつ), と言うのに (というのに), 春先 (はるさき), (よう), 暖かい (あたたかい), Though it's now January, it's warm like early spring.

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