前任

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Chinese[edit]

 
front, forepart; in front; past
front, forepart; in front; past; former; previous; last; before; preceding; earlier; ago; future; time ahead; first; top; battlefront; to move forward
 
to assign; to appoint; office
to assign; to appoint; office; responsibility
trad. (前任)
simp. #(前任)

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

前任

  1. to have previously served as; to have previously held the position of

Noun[edit]

前任

  1. predecessor
  2. (specifically) one's ex (ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend or ex-partner)

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ぜん
Grade: 2
にん
Grade: 5
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

/d͡zen nim//zennimu//zenniɴ/

From Middle Chinese compound 前任 (MC d͡zen ȵiɪm).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(ぜん)(にん) (zennin

  1. one's former post or appointment
    Synonym: 先任 (sennin)
    Antonym: 後任 (kōnin)
  2. a predecessor

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN