(xiān )

先 English Translation

The English meaning of (xiān ) is:

  • early
  • prior
  • former
  • in advance
  • first

Example Usage of 先


Luójiésī xiānshēng hé shǐmìsī xiǎojiě zuótiān xuānbù dìnghūn. The engagement of Mr Rogers and Miss Smith was announced yesterday.

Wǒ rènshí shǐmìsī xiānshēng yǒu hǎoduō niánle. I've known Mr Smith for many years.

Davis xiānshēng kàn shàngqù hěn lèi. Mr Davis looks very tired.

Yīgè cóng élēigāng zhōu lái de péngyǒu, bùlǎng xiānshēng míngtiān huì lái bàifǎng wǒmen. Mr. Brown, a friend from Oregon, will visit us tomorrow.

“Yī zhī māo?” Lǎo xiānshēng wèn. "A cat?" asked the old man.

Shǒuxiān, wǒ yào tīng tīng shuāngfāng de yìjiàn. First, I should hear both sides.

Nǐ zhēn de méiyǒu yōuxiān quán! You really don't have the right priorities!



Decomposition of 先


Chinese words containing 先

先 Radical
HSK Level 3
先 Stroke Count 6
先 Stroke Order