TAKOBOTO

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前代未聞
Readings
ぜんだいみもん
zendaimimon
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
May take the particle 'no'
unheard-of, unprecedented, unparalleled in history (unparallelled), record-breakinginouï, qui bat tous les records, sans précédentunerhört, beispiellos

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

ON: ダイ, タイKUN: か.わる, かわ.る, かわ.り, か.わり, -がわ.り, -が.わり, か.える, よ, しろ
substitute, rate, charge, generation, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., age, period, replace, convert, change, fee

ON: ミ, ビKUN: いま.だ, ま.だ, ひつじ
un-, not yet, hitherto, still, even now, sign of the ram, 1-3PM, eighth sign of Chinese zodiac

ON: ブン, モンKUN: き.く, き.こえる
hear, ask, listen

Example sentences
犯人を弁護してた弁護士が実は真犯人だったなんて、前代未聞だ。Parts: 犯人 (はんにん), 弁護 (べんご), 弁護士 (べんごし), 実は (じつは), 真犯人 (しんはんにん), なんて, 前代未聞 (ぜんだいみもん)It's totally without precedent for the suspect's attorney to be the true culprit.

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