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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
previous decision, predetermination, deciding in advance, first prioritychose à faire en premier lieu (avant autre chose), première urgencevorausgehende Entscheidung, zuerst zu fällende Entscheidung

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

ON: ケツKUN: き.める, -ぎ.め, き.まる, さ.く
decide, fix, agree upon, appoint

Example sentences
君は煙草を吸うのをやめるのが先決だ。Parts: (きみ), 煙草を吸う (たばこをすう), 止める (やめる), 先決 (せんけつ)First, you have to stop smoking.

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