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Kanji 20: 先

Meaning:

In Japanese, 先 means “before”.


How to read it:

Kunyomiさき
Onyomiせん

How to write it:


Origin:

You can see the footprint,
it means that someone has been here before.
So 先 means “before”.


Development:


Vocabulary:

LevelWordReadingMeaning
Basicさきbefore
Basic先生せんせいteacher
Basic先週せんしゅうlast week
Basic先月せんげつlast month
Basic先輩せんぱいsenior
Inter先程さきほどa while ago
Inter優先ゆうせんpriority
Inter先日せんじつthe other day
Inter先端せんたんtip
Inter先進せんしんadvanced
Inter先行せんこうprecedent
Inter先頭せんとうlead
Inter先祖せんぞancestor
Adv先立つさきだつto precede
Adv指先ゆびさきfingertip
Adv祖先そせんancestor
Adv真っ先まっさきfirst
Adv先方せんぽうpartner
Adv爪先つまさきtoe
Adv行き先いきさきdestination
Adv矢先やさきtip
Adv先取りさきどりpreemption
H_Adv先決せんけつprior decision
H_Adv口先くちさきlips
H_Adv先例せんれいprecedent
H_Adv先送りさきおくりpostponement
H_Adv勤め先つとめさきwork place
H_Adv宛て先あてさきaddress
S_Adv鼻先はなさきtip of nose
S_Adv舌先したさきtip of tongue

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One thought on “Kanji 20: 先

  1. 先に行って。Will go after you
    先に話して。Talk after you

    リリは先月のモナコに行った。Lili went to Monaco last month.
    エイダは先週のアンブレラのアネットに会った。Ada met someone last week of Umbrella name’s Annette.
    シャリの先生はいいじゃない。Sherry’s teacher is not good

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