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門前
Readings
もんぜん
monzen
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
before a gatePlatz vor dem Tor

Kanji
ON: モンKUN: かど, と
gate, counter for cannons

ON: ゼンKUN: まえ, -まえ
in front, before

Example sentences
門前の小僧習わぬ経を読む。Parts: 門前 (もんぜん), 小僧 (こぞう), 習う (ならう), (きょう), 読む (よむ)A saint's maid quotes Latin.

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