TAKOBOTO

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Readings
ぜん
zen
Meanings
Noun, used as a prefix
See also: 前, まえ
the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"), previous, one-time, formeranciennement, avant, ci-dessus, devant, précedent

(before the name of an era) pre- (e.g. "premodern")
May take the particle 'no'
Noun (futsuumeishi)
before, earlier

Kanji
ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

Example sentences
わぁあ~~っ!?隠してっ!前、隠してよっ!Parts: わあ (わあっ), 隠す (かくす), (まえ), 隠す (かくす)M-my goodness!? Cover-up! Cover yourself up!

彼女は法廷に判事と陪審員の前にたった。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), 法廷 (ほうてい), 判事 (はんじ), 陪審員 (ばいしんいん), (まえ), 立つ (たつ)She stood in the court before judge and jury.
Sie stand bei Gericht vor dem Richter und der Jury.

前学期は成績がよかった。Parts: (ぜん), 学期 (がっき), 成績 (せいせき), 良い (よい)I had a good report last term.

その作家はどの位前になくなりましたか。Parts: 其の (その), 作家 (さっか), どの位 (どのくらい), (まえ), 亡くなる (なくなる)How long ago did the author die?

1987年10月のある朝、スティーブン・ホーキングは自分のコンピューターの前に座っていた。Parts: (ねん), 十月 (じゅうがつ), 或る (ある), (あさ), 自分 (じぶん), コンピュータ (コンピューター), (まえ), 座る (すわる)One October morning in 1987, Stephen Hawking sat before his computer.
Одним октябрьским утром 1987 года Стивен Хокинг сидел за своим компьютером.

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