以前

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Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

以前

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) previously

Postposition[edit]

以前

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) before (a certain point in time)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぜん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

以前 (hiragana いぜん, romaji izen)

  1. (the one) before, formerly, ago
  2. the former, the previous

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.