Japanese Dictionary

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前代未聞
Kana Reading
ぜんだいみもん
Romaji
zendaimimon
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    Meaning
    unheard-of; unprecedented; unparalleled in history (unparallelled); record-breaking
    Example sentence
    犯人弁護してた弁護士が実は犯人ったなんて前代未聞 It's totally without precedent for the suspect's attorney to be the true culprit.

Examples of 前代未聞, ぜんだいみもん in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

5 strokes

un-, not yet, hitherto, still, even now, sign of the ram, 1-3PM, eighth sign of Chinese zodiac

On'Yomi: ,

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JLPT 5

14 strokes

hear, ask, listen

On'Yomi: ブン, モン

Kun'Yomi: き.く, き.こえる

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JLPT 4

5 strokes

substitute, change, convert, replace, period, age, counter for decades of ages, eras, etc., generation, charge, rate, fee

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JLPT 5

9 strokes

in front, before

On'Yomi: ゼン

Kun'Yomi: まえ, -まえ

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