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Noun (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
charging ahead of others, the first to charge, pioneer, forerunner, harbingerVorbote, Wegbereiter, Vorhut

ON: センKUN: さき, ま.ず
before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

ON: KUN: か.ける, か.る
drive, run, gallop, advance, inspire, impel

ON: カイKUN: さきがけ, かしら
charging ahead of others

Example sentences
クロッカスは春の先駆けである。Parts: クロッカス, (はる), 先駆け (さきがけ), であるThe crocus is a forerunner of spring.

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