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The Chinese word yiqian - 以前 - yĭqián
(before in Chinese)

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English translations

before, back, ago, previously, former, old,
formerly, in the past

Chinese characters:

Chinese characters  ( yiqian / yĭqián ) with pronunciation (English translation: before )

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以前 ( yiqian / yĭqián ) is composed of these characters: (yi) , (qian)
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)
More words that mean before in Chinese
qián ( 前 ), xiān ( 先 )
More words that mean back in Chinese
bèi ( 背 ), hòu ( 后 ), hòubiān ( 后边 )

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