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Pinyin: qián
English Definition: front; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 293 ); former; formerly
Chinese Definition:
①指空间,人面所向的一面;房屋等正门所向的一面;家具等靠外的一面,与“后”相对:前面。前边。前方。面前。前进。前程。
②指时间,过去的,往日的,与“后”相对:以前。前人。前此。前科。前嫌。前言。前车之鉴。
③顺序在先的:前五名。
④向前行进:勇往直前。

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
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Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • Above to below
    • [ yuè ] cutting off the feet as a form of punishment
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Example Words:
前面 [ qián miàn ]: ahead; in front; preceding; above; also pr. qian2 mian5
以前 [ qián ]: before; formerly; previous; ago
提前 [ qián ]: to shift to an earlier date; to do sth ahead of time; in advance
目前 [ qián ]: at the present time; currently
从前 [ cóng qián ]: previously; formerly; once upon a time
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