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English Reference for mae (まえ)

Kanji
Kana
まえ
mae
Definitions
  1. adverbial noun noun (temporal) suffix ago, before (some event), previously, (minutes) to (the hour)
  2. in front (of), before (e.g. the house)
  3. head (of a line), front (e.g. of a bus), fore part
  4. in the presence of
  5. helping, portion
  6. privates, private parts
Example sentences
The garden is in front of the house
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards
If you take your shoes off before coming into the house you won't bring in any dirt from your shoes
It is characteristic of him to go to work before breakfast
I have not been on speaking terms with her for a few years
Can I talk to Ryoko again before you hang up
He walked back and forth in front of the door, hesitating to enter
Look at the sign just ahead of you
I lost the watch I had bought the day before
This dog was born two months ago
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