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front, forward, before, ago, former
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 前 ( qián ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of qián are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
前 is composed of 9 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
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Imagine the two dots as two horns of a buffalo that is charging forward
前 ( qian / qián ) belongs to the 100 most common Chinese characters (rank 85)
Chinese example words containing the character 前 ( qian / qián )
从前 ( cóngqián = formerly ),跟前 ( gēnqián = close to ),面前 ( miànqián = in front of ),目前 ( mùqián = now ),前辈 ( qiánbèi = senior ),前边 ( qiánbiān = the front ),前进 ( qiánjìn = advance ),前面 ( qiánmiàn = in front of ),前台 ( qiántái = reception ),前天 ( qiántiān = the day before yesterday ),提前 ( tíqián = in advance ),眼前 ( yănqián = at present ),以前 ( yĭqián = before )
Other characters that are pronounced qián in Chinese