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zhī qián
adv. before, prior to, ago

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
ài , xiè xie nǐ , wǒ zhī qián chī guo fàn le .
phr. Well, thank you, I have had dinner already.
tā quàn wǒ zài dǎ lán qiú zhī qián xiān bǎ zuò yè zuò wán .
phr. He advised me to finish my homework first before playing basketball.