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  *先* | 先* | *先
early / prior / former / in advance / first
Mister (Mr.)
teacher / husband / doctor (dialect) / CL:
to rush (to do sth urgent) / to try to be the first / to forestall
to have priority / to take precedence
first (of all) / in the first place
advanced (technology) / to advance
to lead / to be in front
before / previously
in advance / before the event / beforehand / prior
beforehand / in advance
vanguard / pioneer / avant-garde
early or late / priority / in succession / one after another
to take the lead / to show initiative
(the) very first
to precede others / in advance
ancestor / forebears
initial / arising first / same as 首先發起|首先发起
key moment / decisive opportunity
inborn / innate / natural
(official accolade) advanced individual / exemplary individual
preferred stock
preliminary notification / to announce in advance
advanced level
guide / forerunner / pioneer
priority / sth advocated first / refers to ancient tradition: Worship the river first, then the sea.
first come first served
prior / preexisting
pre-Qin, Chinese history up to the foundation of the Qin imperial dynasty in 221 BC
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
daring vanguard / pioneer / leading figure
congenital / intrinsic / innateness
precondition / prerequisite
deceased grandfather / ancestry
lead(ing) position
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
no first use (policy for nuclear weapons) / NFU
to come first / previous / prior / beforehand / first / formerly
person with foresight
striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
ancestors / previous generations / my late father
order of priority / sequential order
to compete to be first / to contest first place
antecedent / precedent
previously / before
in advance / beforehand / premature / front-end
shilling (loanword)
my late father / my ancestors / the late emperor
a long way in front / to lead by a wide margin
advance party / advance troops
at first / in the beginning
"Mr Science", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动 / abbr. for 賽因斯|赛因斯 / see also 德先生
worthy predecessor / distinguished person of the past / former sage
joy of first experience (idiom) / the pleasure of reading sth for the first time
pre-Han / China before to 200 BC
Bai Xianyong (1937-), Chinese-Taiwanese-US novelist of Hui descent
lit. first impression is strongest
to take the lead
pioneer / trailbreaker
famous and virtuous ancestors / the great men of the past
to gain the initiative by striking first (idiom); to preempt / to anticipate / preemptive
to introduce sb / to recommend
the late Emperor
deceased father / my late father
strike first and gain the upper hand (idiom, martial arts term); Making the first move is an advantage.
Mr Goody-goody / yes-man (sb who agrees with anything)
the quick-footed climb up first (idiom) / the early bird catches the worm / first come, first served
herald / precursor / harbinger
(official accolade) advanced team / exemplary group
elders / former generations
a priori (philosophy)
congenital deficiency / inherent weakness
Ladies first!
first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later
at first
predictable / sth one can predict without being a clairvoyant
the guilty party files the suit / the thief cries thief
Young Pioneers of China, abbr. for 少年先鋒隊|少年先锋队
foresight / having foresight / person of foresight
in order of arrival / first come, first served
to age prematurely
feng shui master / geomancer / stock figure in folk tales, as a wise adviser or a charlatan
Li Xiannian (1909-1992), PRC general and politician
peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence / jaw-jaw is better than war-war
(dialect) before / in the past / previously
the biblical books of the prophets
deceased mother
foresight / prescience
prior purchase right / right of first refusal (ROFR) / preemptive right to purchase
to dare to be first / to pioneer (idiom)
"Mr Democracy", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动 / abbr. for 德謨克拉西|德谟克拉西 / see also 賽先生|赛先生

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