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before, back, ago, previously, former, old,
formerly, in the past
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以前 ( yiqian / yĭqián ) is composed of these characters:
The traditional Chinese characters of yĭqián are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
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after | also: front, ahead
以前 ( yiqian / yĭqián ) belongs to the 500 most common composed words in Chinese language (rank 397)
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Version 5.26 / Last updated: 2020-02-11