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寸前
Readings
すんぜん
sunzen
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Suffix
on the verge, on the brink, just in front of, just beforede justessekurze Zeitspanne vor etw., unmittelbar vor, kurz vor

Kanji
ON: スン
measurement, foot/10

ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

Example sentences
彼の古い車はポンコツ寸前。Parts: (かれ), 古い (ふるい), (くるま), ポンコツ (ぽんこつ), 寸前 (すんぜん)His old car is on its last legs.

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