(qián )

前 English Translation

The English meaning of (qián ) is:

  • front
  • forward
  • ahead
  • first
  • top (followed by a number)
  • future
  • ago
  • before
  • BC (e.g. 前293年)
  • former
  • formerly

Example Usage of 前


Míngtiān xiàwǔ zhīqián wǒ huì bǎ tā wánchéng. I will finish it by tomorrow afternoon.

Zài míngtiān qián wánchéng bàogào jīhū shì bù kěnéng de. Finishing the report by tomorrow is next to impossible.

Tā dēng shàngle qiánwǎng luòshānjī de fēijī. He boarded a plane bound for Los Angeles.

Tā hé tā de jiěmèimen mùqián dōu zhù zài dōngjīng. His sisters as well as he are now living in Tokio.

Méiyǒu rén pǎo zài tā qiánmiàn. No one ran ahead of him.

Xiànzài de rén jiàoyù chéngdù bǐ yǐqián gāo dé duō. People are more educated now than they used to be.

Wǒmen de rènwù dào mùqián wéizhǐ hěn qīngsōng, dàn cóng xiànzài kāishǐ jiāng huì biàn dé hěn nán. Our task has been easy so far, but it will be difficult from now on.

Wèntí shì wǒmen rúhé yìngfù mùqián de kùnnán. The problem is how we cope with the present difficulties.

Wǒ dìdì méi wǒ liǎng nián qián gāo. My brother is not as tall as I was two years ago.

Xiāofáng chē dàodá zhīqián, fángzi jiù quán shāole. The house burned to the ground before the fire truck arrived.

Mùqián, wǒ mèimei zài yījiā chāoshì dāng shōuyín yuán. For the time being, my sister is an assistant in a supermarket.

Dàhǎo de qiántú bǎi zài tā miànqián. A brilliant future lay before him.

Zhège yuèdǐ qián, wǒmen bìxū jiāo bàogào. We have to turn in our reports by the end of this month.

Jǐngchá dàgài cóng yīgè yuè qián jiù kāishǐ zhǎo bèi tōu wùpǐnle. The police have been searching for the stolen goods for almost a month.

Wǒ shuìjiào qián zǒng yào xǐ gè zǎo. I always take a bath before going to bed.

Qiántiān, tāmen líkāile nà'er. They left there the day before yesterday.

Nǐ huílái zhīqián wǒ yǐjīng zǒule. I had already left before you returned.

Lǚxíng qián, wǒ jiǎnle tóufà. Before taking a journey, I got a haircut.

Wǒ 8 nián qián jiù jiéhūnle. I married eight years ago.

Zài wǒ qù hélán zhīqián, wǒ cóng méi jiànguò fēngchē. I had never seen a windmill until I visited the Netherlands.

Mùqián wǒ dài zài jiǔdiàn. For now, I will wait at the hotel.

Nǐ juédé wǒ zhīqián zài zuò shénme? What do you think I've been doing?



Decomposition of 前


Chinese words containing 前

前 Radical
前 Stroke Count 9
前 Stroke Order