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先 : Before

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Components:

before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

On 'yomi:
セン(sen)
Kun 'yomi:
さき(saki) ま.ず(ma.zu)
Nanori:
ぽん(pon)
Strokes:6
Radical: (10)
Usage Rating:173
JLPT:N5
old JLPT:4
Grade:1
Unicode:05148
jis208:32-72
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先 Usage examples

旅行(りょこうさき)destination
(せんじゅう)previous priest or resident
に通す(さきにとおす)to let (a person) pass first
の総理大臣(さきのそうりだいじん)former prime minister
差し出し(さしだしさき)address
取点を挙げる(せんしゅてんをあげる)to score the first point
生方(せんせいがた)doctors, teachers
生に就く(せんせいにつく)to study under (a teacher)
生の述(せんせいのじゅつ)teachers statement (expounding)
(せんせんしゅう)
々週(せんせんしゅう)
week before last
祖の位牌(せんぞのいはい)ancestral tablet
着順(せんちゃくじゅん)order of arrival, first-come-first-served basis
頭伍(せんとうご)leading file
輩風を吹かす(せんぱいかぜをふかす)to put on a patronizing air
を越す(せんをこす)to take the initiative, to forestall, to beat to the punch
嫁ぎ(とつぎさき)family a woman has married into
話の(はなしのさき)sequel of a story
端支持力(せんたんしじりょく)end bearing capacity
高優(こうゆうせん)high priority
主要部導型(しゅようぶせんどうがた)head-initial
行詞(せんこうし)antecedent
行条件(せんこうじょうけん)antecedent condition
手羽(てばさき)(tip section of) chicken wing, second segment of chicken wing
照会(しょうかいさき)reference
行投資(せんこうとうし)prior investment
陣争い(せんじんあらそい)competition (rivalry) to first (e.g. rider in a charge)
制攻撃(せんせいこうげき)preemptive attack (strike)
送付(そうふさき)addressee
転送(てんそうさき)forwarding address
問い合わせ(といあわせさき)
問合せ(といあわせさき)
問合(といあわせさき)
reference (e.g. personal reference)
事項(ゆうせんじこう)priority matter
(ゆうせんせき)priority seat, courtesy seat, seat provided in trains, buses, etc. for the use of the disabled, young children, the elderly, pregnant women, etc.
(せんし)prehistory
(へさき)bow (e.g. of a ship), prow
(えいせんけい)acuminate (i.e. sharp shape of leaf), apiculate
を急ぐ(さきをいそぐ)to hurry, to hasten
一寸は闇(いっすんさきはやみ)No one knows what the future holds, The future is a closed book
(せんかい)last time, the last, the preceding
工業進国(こうぎょうせんしんこく)industrialized countries, industrialised countries
国債(こくさいさきもの)government bond futures
商品物取引(しょうひんさきものとりひき)commodity futures
行指数(せんこうしすう)leading indicator
端医療技術(せんたんいりょうぎじゅつ)state-of-the-art medical technology
天的障害(せんてんてきしょうがい)birth defect
発メンバー(せんぱつメンバー)starting line-up
物市場(さきものしじょう)futures market, forward market
立つ(つまさきだつ)
つま立つ(つまさきだつ)
to stand on tiptoes
(せんじゅつ)aforesaid, aforementioned
(げんさき)repurchase (esp. bonds, debt, etc.), buy-back
取引(げんさきとりひき)transaction with repurchase agreement
祖代代(せんぞだいだい)ancestral, hereditary, generation after generation, passing from father to son