Kana: ゼン、まえ、-まえ
Romaji: zen, mae, -mae

Name Readings

Kana: さき、さと、まい
Romaji: saki, sato, mai


in front, before

Stroke Diagram


Kanji Info

Stroke Count:  9
Radical Number:  12
Frequency:  27
Grade:  2
Skip Pattern:  2-3-6
Korean Reading:  jeon
Chinese Reading:  qian2
Unicode:  524d
JIS:  4130


Halpern Index: 2266
Nelson Index: 595
New Nelson Index: 490
Spahn Hadamitzky Index: 2o7.3
Four Corner Index: 8022.1
Guide to Remembering Index: 159
Gakken Index: 38
Japanese Names Index: 921
Daikanwanjiten Index: 2011X
Daikanwanjiten Index and Page: 2.0272
Remembering the kanji Index: 290
Busy People Index: 2.3
Kanji Way Index: 53
Kanji Flashcards Index: 23
Kodansha Compact Index: 196
Read Writing Kanji Third Index: 177
Kanji in Context Index: 29
1999 Kanji Learners Index: 1453
2013 Kanji Learners Index: 1957
French Remembering the Kanji Index: 296
Remembering the Kanji 6th Index: 309
Essential Kanji Index: 139
Kodansha Kanji Index: 2819
Roo 2001 Kanji Index: 943
Read Writing the Kanji Index: 102
Tuttle Kanji Cards Index: 182


previous; prior; former; some time ago; preceding; point (e.g. pencil); tip; end; nozzle; head (of a line); front; ahead; the other side; the future; hereafter; destination; the other party
ago; before (some event); previously; (minutes) to (the hour); in front (of); before (e.g. the house); head (of a line); front (e.g. of a bus); fore part; in the presence of; helping; portion; privates; private parts
前後 (ぜんご)
front and rear; front and back; before and behind; before and after; order; context; consequences; inversion; reversion; getting out of order; co-occurring; around; about; approximately; nearly
前身 (ぜんしん)
antecedents; ancestor; previous position; previous existence; predecessor organization; predecessor organisation
紀元前 (きげんぜん)
pre-era; BC; BCE
the last (i.e. immediately preceding) (e.g. "the last mayor"); previous; one-time; former; pre- (e.g. "premodern"); before; earlier
以前 (いぜん)
ago; since; before; previous
前作 (ぜんさく、まえさく)
previous work; preceding work; first crop grown in a double-cropped field; preceding crop
駅前 (えきまえ)
in front of station
前述 (ぜんじゅつ)
aforementioned; above-mentioned
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