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Adverb (fukushi)
May take the particle 'no'
Usually written using kana alone
previously, already, for some time, for quite a whileà l'avance, auparavantvorher, im voraus, bereits, schon, früher, schon früher, damals, einst

ON: ヨ, シャKUN: あらかじ.め
beforehand, previous, myself, I

ON: ケンKUN: か.ねる, -か.ねる
concurrently, and, beforehand, in advance

Example sentences
今日は、ばーさんのお使いを兼ねて街で買い物。Parts: 今日 (きょう), 祖母さん (ばあさん), お使い (おつかい), 兼ねて (かねて), (まち), 買い物 (かいもの)Today I'm shopping in town as well as running an errand for my grandmother.

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