Last modified on 21 December 2013, at 04:29

直前

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ちょく
Grade: 2
ぜん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Sinitic, composed of (choku, direct, straight) + (zen, front, forward; before). Date of borrowing unknown.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕʲo̞kɯᵝzẽ̞̃̃̃̃ɴ]

NounEdit

直前 (hiragana ちょくぜん, romaji chokuzen)

  1. directly in front, directly ahead
  2. just before
    彼女 (かのじょ)結婚式 (けっこんしき)直前 (ちょくぜん)病気 (びょうき)にかかった。
    kanojo wa kekkonshiki no chokuzen ni byōki ni kakatta.
    She became ill just before the wedding.

AntonymsEdit

VerbEdit

直前 + する (hiragana ちょくぜんする, romaji chokuzen suru)

  1. to go straight ahead
  2. to proceed immediately

ConjugationEdit