Timothy Liu
Kanji Difference What is the difference between these two kanji 去 先 I've been told they can both mean past, but is there a significant difference in which you would use them
May 20, 2016 8:13 AM
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[去] 1,leave, die 「去(さ)る」 e.g. 部屋を去る(へやをさる) - leave the room e.g. この世を去る(このよをさる) - depart this life 2,last - 「去(きょ) -」 e.g. 去年(きょねん) - last year 3,remove 「- 去(きょ)」 e.g. 障害物を除去する(しょうがいぶつをじょきょする) - remove the obstacle 4,past 「- 去(こ)」 e.g. 過去 - past [先] 1,tip 「先(さき)」、「先(せん) -」 e.g. 針の先(はりのさき) - the tip of a needle e.g. 針の先端(はりのせんたん) - the tip of a needle 2,ahead 「先(さき)」 e.g. 100メートル先(100メートルさき) - 100 meters ahead 3,before, former 「先(さき)」、「先(せん) -」 e.g. 先にやっておく(さきにやっておく) - do smt before sth(usually, we use 先(さき) in response to the previous sentence) for example A:My order hasn't come yet. B:I'll wait for you. A:先に食べてていいよ。 - Please go ahead and eat it.(先に indicates 'before my order come') e.g. 先年(せんねん) - former years
May 20, 2016
I think the Kanji 先 means like, earlier or previously as in,"Earlier today", or, "...an earlier report..." Stuff like that.
May 20, 2016
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