1170-Jouyou-kanji “先” Stroke Order and Meanings

“Ahead” or “Before” in Japanese kanji, and the Stroke Order and Meanings of Kanji “先”

Japanese Jouyou-kanji “先” means “In advance”, “Forward” or “Go ahead” etc.

Jouyou Kanji "先"

Jouyou Kanji “先”

Jouyou Kanji "先" Stroke Order

Jouyou Kanji “先” Stroke Order

Stroke # 6 Strokes
On-Yomi せん(sen)
Kun-Yomi さき(saki)
Meanings Before, In advance, Former, Last, Previous
Forward, First of all
Ancestor, Forefathers
Precede, Go ahead, Forestall

Kanji words which contain Kanji “先”, and their meanings

Words Meanings
先駆け(さきがけ-sa ki ga ke) Ahead of the times, Pioneer, Initiative, Forerunner
先立つ(さきだつ-sa ki da tsu) Go ahead of, Go before, Come before, Preceding
先走り(さきばしり-sa ki ba shi ri) ① Act lightly before others, Act first according to the uncertain information, ② Omen, Sign, ③ Lowest rank soldier
先払い(さきばらい-sa ki ba ra i) Payment in advance, Pay first
先んずれば人を制す(さきんずればひとをせいす-sa ki n zu re ba hi to wo se i su) The early bird gets the worm, First come, first served
先鋭 or 尖鋭(せんえい-se n e i) Sharp, Radical
先王(せんおう-se n o u) The late king, The preceding king
先覚(せんかく-se n ka ku) Learned man, Pioneer
先議(せんぎ-se n gi) Prior consideration
先客(せんきゃく-se n kya ku) Earlier visitor, Preceding visitor
先駆者(せんくしゃ-se n ka ku sha) Forerunner, Precursor, Ancestor, Herald
先君(せんくん-se n ku n) Previous ruler, Ancestors
先決(せんけつ-se n ke tsu) Settle something beforehand, Prior settlement
先見(せんけん-se n ke n) Forecast, Anticipation


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