Reading

Kana: せん
Romaji: sen
Kana
Romaji

Definitions

1

former; previous; old

2

first move (in go, shogi, etc.); opening move

Kanji

Readings: セン、 さき、 ま.ず
Meanings: before, ahead, previous, future, precedence

Example Sentences

先刻(せんこく)承知(しょうち)
➥I've known it all along.
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先生(せんせい)()る。
➥There comes our teacher.
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先生(せんせい)(たの)もう。
➥Let's ask the teacher.
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一寸先(いっすんさき)(やみ)
➥Who can read the future?
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(さき)にどうぞ。
➥After you.
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(ころ)ばぬ(さき)(つえ)
➥Forewarned is forearmed.
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前、 先き

Reading

Kana: さき
Romaji: saki
Kana
Romaji

Definitions

1

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

Kanji

Readings: セン、 さき、 ま.ず
Meanings: before, ahead, previous, future, precedence
Readings: ゼン、 まえ、 -まえ
Meanings: in front, before

Example Sentences

先刻(せんこく)承知(しょうち)
➥I've known it all along.
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先生(せんせい)()る。
➥There comes our teacher.
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先生(せんせい)(たの)もう。
➥Let's ask the teacher.
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一寸先(いっすんさき)(やみ)
➥Who can read the future?
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(さき)にどうぞ。
➥After you.
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(ころ)ばぬ(さき)(つえ)
➥Forewarned is forearmed.
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