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On-yomi
セン
sen
Kun-yomi
さき
saki
ま.ず
ma.zu
Nanori
ぽん
pon
Meaning before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

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さき
saki
  1. noun no-adjective noun (suffix) prefix previous, prior, former, some time ago, preceding
  2. point (e.g. pencil), tip, end, nozzle
  3. head (of a line), front
  4. ahead, the other side
  5. the future, hereafter
  6. destination
  7. the other party
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先月 せんげつ
sengetsu
adverbial noun noun (temporal) last month
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先生 せんせい
sensei
  1. noun honorific language teacher, master, doctor
  2. suffix honorific language with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific
  3. noun archaism previous existence
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先週 せんしゅう
senshuu
adverbial noun noun (temporal) last week, the week before
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先ず まず
mazu
  1. adverb usually kana first (of all), to start with, about, almost, anyway, well, now
  2. hardly (with neg. verb)
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先輩 せんぱい
senpai
noun senior (at work or school), superior, elder, older graduate, progenitor, old-timer
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先行 せんこう
senkou
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective preceding, going first, leading, going ahead, taking priority
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先日 せんじつ
senjitsu
adverbial noun noun (temporal) the other day, a few days ago
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先祖 せんぞ
senzo
noun no-adjective ancestor
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祖先 そせん
sosen
noun ancestor
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先端 せんたん
sentan
noun no-adjective pointed end, tip, fine point, spearhead, cusp, vanguard, advanced, leading edge, apex (of a curve)
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先程 さきほど
sakihodo
adverbial noun noun (temporal) some time ago, not long ago, just now
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先頭 せんとう
sentou
noun head, lead, vanguard, first
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お先に おさきに
osakini
  1. adverb before, previously
  2. ahead
  3. Expression abbreviation honorific language Pardon me for leaving (before you)
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真っ先 まっさき
massaki
noun the head, the foremost, beginning
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先々月 せんせんげつ
sensengetsu
noun (temporal) month before last
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先先週 せんせんしゅう
sensenshuu
noun (temporal) week before last
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せん
sen
  1. no-adjective noun former, previous, old
  2. noun first move (in go, shogi, etc.), opening move
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先に さきに
sakini
adverb noun before, earlier than, ahead, beyond, away, previously, recently
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先代 せんだい
sendai
noun family predecessor, previous age, previous generation
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優先 ゆうせん
yuusen
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective preference, priority, precedence
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先着 せんちゃく
senchaku
noun auxillary suru verb first arrival
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勤め先 つとめさき
tsutomesaki
noun place of work
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先天的 せんてんてき
sententeki
na-adjective noun a priori, inborn, innate, inherent, congenital, hereditary
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先だって せんだって
sendatte
adverbial noun noun (temporal) recently, the other day
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口先 くちさき
kuchisaki
  1. noun lip service, mere words, professions
  2. lips, mouth, snout, proboscis
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先決 せんけつ
senketsu
noun auxillary suru verb previous decision, predetermination, deciding in advance, first priority
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先例 せんれい
senrei
noun precedent
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先頃 さきごろ
sakigoro
adverbial noun noun (temporal) recently, the other day
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宛先 あてさき
atesaki
noun address, destination
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率先 そっせん
sossen
noun auxillary suru verb taking the initiative
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先生 せんじょう
senjou
  1. noun honorific language teacher, master, doctor
  2. suffix honorific language with names of teachers, etc. as an honorific
  3. noun archaism previous existence
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先頃 せんころ
senkoro
adverbial noun noun (temporal) recently, the other day
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最先端 さいせんたん
saisentan
  1. noun no-adjective cutting-edge, leading edge, forefront
  2. ultra-fine
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先進国 せんしんこく
senshinkoku
noun advanced (developed) country, advanced nations
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先入観 せんにゅうかん
sennyuukan
noun preconception, prejudice, preoccupation, preconceived notion
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先だって さきだって
sakidatte
adverbial noun noun (temporal) recently, the other day
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先発 せんぱつ
senpatsu
  1. noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective forerunner, advance party, going on ahead
  2. being in a (team sports) match or game from the start, starting
  3. noun first train to depart (from now)
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先進 せんしん
senshin
noun no-adjective seniority, advance, leadership
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爪先 つまさき
tsumasaki
noun toes, tips of the toes, toe of a shoe, sock, etc.
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先制 せんせい
sensei
noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective preempt, head-start (of several runs) (baseball)
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先住 せんじゅう
senjuu
noun previous priest or resident
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先送り さきおくり
sakiokuri
noun auxillary suru verb postpone
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先物 さきもの
sakimono
noun futures
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先行き さきゆき
sakiyuki
noun the future
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先行き さきいき
sakiiki
noun the future
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先駆 せんく
senku
  1. noun auxillary suru verb no-adjective forerunner, pioneer, precursor
  2. herald
  3. outrider, pilot car
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先手 せんて
sente
  1. noun the first move, forestalling, initiative
  2. black player (shogi)
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目先 めさき
mesaki
noun near future, immediate, before one's eyes, under one's nose
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矢先 やさき
yasaki
  1. noun arrowhead, brunt, target
  2. being about to, being on the point of
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