Japanese Learning

N5 Kanji 53:前

Meaning

In Japanese, 前 means “before”.

How to read it:

Kunyomi:まえ
Onyomi:ぜん

How to write it:

How to use it:

Kunyomi:
十年前(じゅうねんまえ)→ten years ago.

Onyomi:
前回(ぜんかい)→last time
前進(ぜんしん)する→go forward

Origin:

You can see a foot and a boat, it means that the boat is forward and it will be in front of other boats. So it stands for “before”.

Development:

As you know the origin of this kanji,now you can remember it easier.

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