Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
過去 JLPT 3
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adverbial noun (fukushitekimeishi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    the past; bygone days; the previous
    Example sentence
    現在完了は、過去現在いう長いスパン表現するものです The present perfect expresses the long span from past to present.
  • Parts of speech
    a past (i.e. a personal history one would prefer remained secret); one's past
    Example sentence
    過去動作について過去用います Past tense is used in connection with actions in the past.
  • Parts of speech
    linguistics terminology
    past (tense); preterit; preterite
    Example sentence
    老人過去振り返り過ぎです Old people look back on the past too much.
  • Parts of speech
    Buddhist term
    previous life
    Example sentence
    老人過去振り返りがちである Old people are inclined to look back on the past.

Examples of 過去, かこ in a sentence

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Kanji in this word


5 strokes

gone, past, quit, leave, elapse, eliminate, divorce

On'Yomi: キョ,

Kun'Yomi: さ.る, -さ.る

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12 strokes

overdo, exceed, go beyond, error

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