How does the 'に' work in this context


#1

食べるまえ「いただきます」と言う
Before eating you say: receive(Enjoy your meal).

I always have problems with sentences where a verb is in the middle :slightly_smiling_face:


#2

This is basically used as the に that is used for “time.” But I think you can simply just think of “前に” as “before”.


#3

I overlooked that “before” changes when it happens.


#4

What do you mean by that?


#5

My brain didn’t make the connection between the time aspect of に and 前.

If the sentence would contain 9 o’clock, I would have understood the usage of に.

Sry for the strange explainations, my head is a maze sometimes. :sweat_smile: