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先に, 曩に, さきに
1. previously, before, earlier, formerly, recently
2. first, before (something or someone else), ahead (of)
3. beforehand, in advance, ahead of time
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先に, せんに
先に, おさきに
Adverb, Polite
1. before, previously
2. ahead
Expression, See お先に失礼します, Abbreviation
3. pardon me for leaving (before you)
先に, やさきに
just when (one is about to ...), just as, the very moment when, on the point of
先に通す, さきにとおす
Expression, Godan verb
to let (a person) pass first
先に立つ, さきにたつ
Expression, Godan verb, Intransitive
1. to lead, to take the initiative
2. to take precedence (e.g. sadness taking precedence over anger)
3. to be most essential
真っ先に, まっ先に, まっさきに
at the very beginning, first of all, first and foremost, before anything else
先に進める, さきにすすめる
Expression, Ichidan verb, Transitive
to proceed with, to continue with, to move on, to go forward, to pursue
先になる, あとさきになる
Expression, Godan verb
to be inverted (of the order of something), to be reversed, to get mixed up, to become back to front
先に, われさきに
self first, striving to be first, scrambling for
後にも先に, あとにも先に, あとにもさきにも
Adverb, Expression
before or since, neither before nor after, no other time in one's life, stressing a particular moment or event as being unique or most extreme
後悔先に立たず, こうかいさきにたたず
Expression, Proverb
it is no use crying over spilt milk
先に失礼します, おさきにしつれいします
Expression, used when leaving a workplace while others remain
pardon me for leaving (first)