qián
v./adj./n. move forward, go ahead; former, preceding, pre-, past, ago, top; front, future
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Traditional Chinese

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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.
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wó liǎng nián qián huò dé le wén xué xué wèi .
phr. I got a degree in Literature two years ago.
qián tiān
n. the day before yesterday
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zhè cì shì jiàn yíng xiǎng le tā de zhèng zhì qián tú .
phr. This incident has affected his political future.
qián jǐ tiān
n. a few days before
qián qī
n. ex-wife
yóng wǎng zhí qián
v. advance bravely
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tā shì qián rèn zóng tǒng
phr. He is the former president.
wǔ nián qián
phr. five years ago