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N1 Lesson 10: 21/22
に先駆けて にさきがけて first, prior to, pioneer, ahead of
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Noun + に先駆け(て)
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  • (A) に先駆けて (B) is a phrase used with nouns like 世界, 全国, 全市, 業界, 他社, 他◯, indicating that the subject of a sentence has done something first, prior to others, and therefore is a pioneer in some respect. In certain contexts, it can also simply mean ‘prior’ or ‘before’.Often used by politicians, local governments, and companies on their websites or in advertisements.
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1763年(ねん)に、プロイセンは他国(たこく)に先駆(さきが)けて近代(きんだい)的(てき)な義務(ぎむ)教育(きょういく)を導入(どうにゅう)した。
In 1763, paving the way for other countries, Prussia introduced the modern compulsory education.
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