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Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
advance guard, vanguardavant-garde

avant-garde (e.g. music)авангардVorhut, Avantgarde, Stürmer
ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

ON: エイ, エ
defense, protection

Example sentences
駄目だよ。君、背が高いんだから前衛に来てくれないと。Parts: 駄目 (だめ), (きみ), 背が高い (せがたかい), から, 前衛 (ぜんえい), 来る (くる), 呉れる (くれる), 無いと (ないと)That's no good! You're tall so you've got to be in the forward defence.

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