直前

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちょく
Grade: 2
ぜん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Sinitic, composed of (choku, direct, straight) + (zen, front, forward; before). Date of borrowing unknown.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕʲo̞kɯᵝzẽ̞̃̃̃̃ɴ]

Noun[edit]

直前 (hiragana ちょくぜん, romaji chokuzen)

  1. directly in front, directly ahead
  2. just before
    彼女 (かのじょ)結婚式 (けっこんしき)直前 (ちょくぜん)病気 (びょうき)にかかった。
    kanojo wa kekkonshiki no chokuzen ni byōki ni kakatta.
    She became ill just before the wedding.

Antonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

直前 + する (hiragana ちょくぜんする, romaji chokuzen suru)

  1. to go straight ahead
  2. to proceed immediately

Conjugation[edit]