に先立って; に先立つ ([にさきだって; にさきだつ] )(nisakidatte; nisakidatsu)
Meaning: before; preceeding; prior to のまえに
Example: Preceeding the showing, the performer will come onto the stage and greet everyone.
JLPT Level: 2
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|this is quite formal, so "preceeding" might be the best translation. Otherwise 前に (maeni) is more casual.|| |
|先立つ（さきだつ）is the dictionary form, as in one of the examples below.|| |
|＊This grammar can be used as a sort of conjunction (に先立って; に先立ち), or in front of another noun (に先立つ).|
Ｎ + に先立って
Ｎ1 + に先立つ + Ｎ2
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|Miki||Translation for "family come before money" can be |
|bamboo4||#1084 - サイン会 should properly be "autographing session" not "signature session." Also "Films opening" should perhaps be "the first public release of the Film"|
|Miki||ex#4336 話し合いのもとにするために、was a bit strange. I changed from 話し合いのもと to 話し合いの糧 kate.|| |
|Miki||#4332, #4334, #4335 先立つ in these examples means somebody dies earlier than his parents or spouse.|| |
|rubyhatchet||So Miki, in the case of #4435, should it be better to say, "She was preceeded by her only son."? Sounds like it matches the idea of 先立つ pretty well.|| |
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