Kanji Details
Kanji:
Meaning: before
Readings: ぜん、まえ
ZEN, mae
Halpern Index: 2266
Grade: 2
Stroke Count: 9
Skip Code: 2-3-6
Frequency of Use: 31
Unicode Character: 524D
Brush-Stroke Diagram:

Examples

前に まえに
mae ni
before
なまえ
namae
name; full name; given name; first name
ぜんれつ
zenretsu
front row
ごぜん
gozen
A.M.
まえ
mae
front
にかげつまえ
nikagetsumae
the month before last
いぜん
izen
ago; since; before; previous
きげんぜん
kigenzen
B.C.
前から まえから
mae kara
since (ago)
きまえ
kimae
generosity
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
— Matthew 7:7-11