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Adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
pre-war days, before the waravant-guerreVorkriegszeit (gemeint ist heutzutage meistens die Zeit vor dem Zweiten Weltkrieg)

ON: センKUN: いくさ, たたか.う, おのの.く, そよ.ぐ, わなな.く
war, battle, match

ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

Example sentences
戦前、ヨーロッパへ行きました。Parts: 戦前 (せんぜん), 欧羅巴 (ヨーロッパ), 行く (いく)I went to Europe before the war.

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