以前, 已前, いぜん

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JLPT 3

Definition of 以前,已前,いぜん

adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (temporal) (jisoumeishi)

  • ago
  • since
  • before
  • previous

Examples of 以前,已前,いぜん in a Sentence

トムはいまや以前にもまして勤勉に働いている。
Tom works more diligently now.
以前にそのへ行ったことがあるので知っている
Having been to the temple before, I know the way.
Iceland used to belong to Denmark.
アインシュタイン以前科学者宇宙際限ないもの思っていた
Before Einstein, scientists used to think that space had no end.
あそこのには以前ドラッグストアあった
There used to be a drugstore on that corner.
あなたがタバコ吸っているの見てびっくりしました以前は吸っていなかったでしょう
I'm surprised to see you smoking. You didn't used to.
あなたに以前会ったことがあるように思う
I fancy we've met before.
You had wanted to go there for a long time, had not you?
I have seen that face somewhere before.
That comic's jokes are all old hat and we've heard them before.
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by means of, because, in view of, compared with
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