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前に
maeni
JLPT N3
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まえに
Meaning
before [action]
before going to the UK
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Phrases
あなたがさるまえにはひをかくじつにけしなさい。
Be sure to put out the fire before you leave.
Edit  #534 Amatuka
しけんをこたえるまえに、しじをよんでください。
Before you answer the test please read the instructions first.
Edit  #5239 eastmael
あさごはんをたべるまえにてをあらって
Wash your hands before eating your breakfast
Edit  #5704 Xero
Discussion and comments
Verb (dictionary form) + まえに
Noun + のまえに

(いちだん)
食べるまえに / (たべるまえに) Before eating

(ごだん)
行くまえに (いくまえに)Before going

Noun:
会議のまえに (かいぎのまえに) Before the meeting
jayupuro
kettle of fish : 困った事態{じたい}、混乱{こんらん}した状態{じょうたい}、事柄{ことがら}、問題{もんだい}
Miki
It's also "horse of a different color."
bamboo4
we don't discrimate against horses of color :)
dc
oops. coloUr
dc
horse of a different colo(u)r :
全く別の事柄、全然別の事柄、全然別の問題
(^_^;)お勉強になります。
Miki
bird of a different feather も言う!
dc
Comparing apples and oranges
bamboo4
[noun] 前に is a different kettle of fish
Amatuka
I really dunno what u guys are talking about :'(
Belle
Belle, All expressions are similar to 'kettle of fish'. I'd be the only one studying English in this site. hehe f(^_^;)
Miki
I like to say "a different brand of tobacco"
or "from a different planet" and if that doesn`t get the point across, I`ll throw a little "a completely different kind of animal" into the mix........
Gren