寸前

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
すん
Grade: 6
ぜん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

寸前 ‎(hiragana すんぜん, romaji sunzen)

  1. the verge, the moment just before
    • 1948, 海野十三, 三十年後の世界:
      「それが両国 (りょうこく)にもよく (わか)ったと ()えましてね、爆発 (ばくはつ)寸前 (すんぜん)というところで戦争 (せんそう)のおこるのはくいとめられたんです。
      “Sore ga ryōkoku ni mo yoku wakatta to miemashite ne, bakuhatsu sunzen to iu tokoro de sensō no okoru no wa kuitomeraretan desu.
      Sensing the situation, the two countries prevented the outbreak of war when things were on the verge of exploding.