Japanese いぜん grammar izen

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Let’s learn Japanese いぜん grammar izen :

Formation :

Meaning and how to use :

Usage 1:
Expressing meaning ‘long ago / before”. This is a way of saying more formal than structure with the same meaning「前」 .


Izen Nihon ni itta koto ga arimasu.
I have been to Japan before.

Izen, Amerika daitouryou ni me ni kakatta koto ga arimasu.
I’ve met the US president before.

Usage 2
Combination: N以前
Expressing the meaning ‘before N”.


tooka izen repōto o teishutsu shite kudasai.
Please submit the report before the 10th.

Asatte izen kanojo to renraku shite kudasai.
Please contact her before the day after tomorrow.

Usage 3:
Expressing the meaning “before V ..”. Used in the case expressing a time of an incident that begins a new period after a long period of the previous period.


Ano hito wa yuumeina gaka ni naru mae ni, Pari ni sunde imashita.
That person lived in Paris before becoming a famous painter.

Ryuugaku suru mae ni, kono koukou ni tsuugaku shite imashita.
Before studying abroad, I attended this high school.

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Above is Japanese いぜん grammar izen. If you don’t understand the signs we used in formation, you can find their meaning here : signs used in Japanese grammar structures.

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