Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 前



before, front portion




Top: a part 䒑 of the head/horns of a sheep , bottom: flesh /, knife, cut


The horns and the flesh are cut (beginning) at the front position.


sheep(Picture of the face of a sheep with two horns.)
body part, meat(This radical is at the left side of a character and typically drawn as: , which looks equal to: "moon, month " but still has the meaning body-part.)
cut(Variante of sword )
Tip: Go to the radicals that are contained in this character and learn all the characters with this radical systematically!


寸前に すんぜんに just before..., shortly before ...
まえ ago, before (some event)
午前 ごぜん morning, A.M., am
名前 なまえ name
紀元前 きげんぜん pre-era, BC (before Christ)
前後 ぜんご around, throughout, front and back, approximately
事前 じぜん prior, beforehand, in advance
前提 ぜんてい preamble, premise, prerequisite
前置き まえおき preface, introduction

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