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Adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi)
Temporal noun (jisoumeishi)
last night, the previous nightla nuit précédente, la veille au soir

night before (Christmas, etc.), eve (of festival, major event, etc.)vorige Nacht, die Nacht zuvor, der Vorabend (von etw.)
ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

ON: KUN: よ, よる
night, evening

Example sentences
まるで革命前夜のような騒ぎだった。Parts: 丸で (まるで), 革命 (かくめい), 前夜 (ぜんや), (よう), 騒ぎ (さわぎ)It looked as if we were on the eve of a revolution.

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