Definition of 以前 (いぜん)

ぜん

以前

いぜん

izen

adverbial noun, noun (temporal)
ago, since, before, previous
Other readings:
已前【いぜん】[1]
Notes:
  1. word containing out-dated kanji
Related Kanji
by means of, because, in view of, compared with
in front, before
stop, halt, previously, already, long ago
Example sentences(showing 1-20 of 211 results)

It's better than it was before

わた
ぜん
以前
まいあさ
毎朝
さん
散歩
I used to take a walk every morning

わた
ぜん
以前
はな
When I saw the picture, I remembered the story

かのじょ
彼女
ぜん
以前
I have seen her before

ぜん
以前
くら
比べる
じょうきょう
状況
ずいぶん
随分
The situation has improved considerably compared with what it was

Politeness is less observed today than it used to be

かのじょ
彼女
ぜん
以前
She was in the habit of sitting up late at night

しょうせ
小説
ぜん
以前
Less fiction is being read than used to be the case

What you say now isn't consistent with what you said before

My grandmother used to go out for a walk almost every day, but now she seldom, if ever, goes out

I may have seen that film before, but I can hardly remember it

かれ
ぜん
以前
He is not as fat as he was

"He used to love me," she answered sadly

This city is not so busy as it used to be

くる
ぜん
以前
かいちょ
快調に
This car is running less smoothly than it used to

Haven't we met before

The old shrine used to stand there

わた
ぜん
以前
みせ
I have been to the store before

I do not play tennis as much as I used to

えい
映画
ぜん
以前
おぼ
覚え
I remember having seen this movie before
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