This kanji has kunyoumi or japanese readings of: さき、or ま, and it has an onyoumi or chinese reading of: セン. This character has the meanings: before, ahead, previous, future, or precedence. This character is made up of the following radicals or parts: katakana ノ, followed by ⼟, and then 儿 the human legs radical, . You can remember this kanji by the following hint: The cow is a “high ranking” 儿 animal in certain traditions, where the human legs radical originally meant high. Our example sentence is: 先週彼女の誕生日でした。せんしゅうはかのじょのたんじょうびでした。It was my girlfriend’s birthday last week.

Grade Kun On Meaning Strokes Example Sentence
JLPT N5 さき、ま セン before, ahead, previous, future, precedence 6



It was my girlfriend’s birthday last week.