直前

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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]

Noun[edit]

直前 (hiragana ちょくぜん, rōmaji 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) (びょう) ()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, rōmaji chokuzen)

  1. to go straight ahead
  2. to proceed immediately

Conjugation[edit]