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, まえ
1. in front (of), before (e.g. a building), earlier, previously, prior, ago, (minutes) to (the hour)
May take 'no'
2. (the) front, frontal part, fore, head (e.g. of a line)
3. forward, ahead
4. (in the) presence (of), in front (of someone)
5. previous (e.g. page), prior (e.g. engagement), first (e.g. half), former (e.g. example)
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, , 先き, さき
1. point, tip, end, nozzle
2. head (of a line), front
3. first, before, ahead (of)
4. (the way) ahead, beyond
May take 'no'
5. future
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, ぜん
Noun, used as a prefix
1. last (i.e. immediately preceding), previous, ex-, former
before the name of an era
2. pre- (e.g. premodern)
Noun, used as a suffix, after a noun
3. before, earlier
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指揮者, しきしゃ
1. (musical) conductor
2. commander, leader, director
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1. at (place, time), in, on, during
2. to (direction, state), toward, into
3. for (purpose)
4. because of (reason), with
5. by, from
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1. but, however, though, nevertheless, still, yet, even so, also, as well, no matter how, even if, even though
2. ... or something
as 〜でも〜でも
3. either ... or ..., neither ... nor ...
Prefix, before an occupation, etc.
4. pseudo-, quack, in-name-only
See でもしか
5. for lack of anything better to do
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なる, 成る, 為る
Godan verb, Intransitive, Usually in kana
1. to become, to get, to grow, to turn, to reach, to attain
2. to result in, to turn out, to end up, to prove (to be)
as ...からなる or ...よりなる
3. to consist of, to be composed of, to be made up of
4. to be completed, to be realized, to succeed, to be attained, to be accomplished
5. to change (into), to turn (into), to transform
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鳴る, なる
Godan verb, Intransitive
to sound, to ring, to resound, to echo, to roar, to rumble
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なる, 生る
Godan verb, Intransitive, Usually in kana
to bear fruit
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Suffix, Noun or verb acting prenominally, See 也・なり・2, Archaism
1. that is in
2. who is called, that is called
Interjection, See なるほど, Slang, Abbreviation
3. I see