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Japanese Kanji Grade 1
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Meaning former, previous
Onyomi セン
Kunyomi さき,  さきんじる,  まず
Usage See examples below
Writing practice
 
Stroke Order Rules
 
1. Write from left to right, and from top to bottom
2. Horizontal before vertical
3. Cutting strokes last
4. Diagonals right-to-left before diagonals left-to-right
5. Center verticals before outside "wings"
6. Outside before inside
7. Left vertical before enclosing
8. Bottom enclosing strokes last
9. Dots and minor strokes last
 
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Examples
 

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Romaji

English

先つ祖 さきつおや sakitsuoya ancestor
先の世 さきのよ sakinoyo previous existence
先度 せんど sendo recently
先月 せんげつ sengetsu last month
先先月 せんせんげつ sensengetsu month before last
先の日 さきのひ sakinohi the other day
先古 せんこ senko ancient times
先客 せんきゃく senkyaku the preceding visitor
先金 さきがね sakigane advance payment
先学期 せんがっき sengakki last semester

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