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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
preface, introductionintroduction, préambule, préfaceVorbemerkung, Einführung, Einleitung, Vorwort

ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

ON: KUN: お.く, -お.き
placement, put, set, deposit, leave behind, keep, employ, pawn

Example sentences
彼は前置きとして、すこし話した。Parts: (かれ), 前置き (まえおき), として, 少し (すこし), 話す (はなす)Il a dit quelques mots en guise d'introduction.
He said a few words by way of preface.

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