Meaning of Mae in Japanese

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Mae is a Japanese word that means the front, or presence. Learn more about its meanings and usage in the Japanese language below.

Pronunciation

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Meaning

the front; presence; ago; before

Japanese Characters

前 (まえ)

Example & Translation

Sono hanashi wa mae nimo kiita yo!
その話は前にも聞いたよ。

or in English:

I heard the story before!

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