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Pīnyīn
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HSK
teacher / husband / doctor (dialect) / CL: / Mister (Mr.)
HSK 1
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early / prior / former / in advance / first
HSK 3
first (of all) / in the first place
HSK 4
in advance / before the event / beforehand / prior
HSK 5
before / previously
HSK 6
to lead / to be in front
HSK 6
beforehand / in advance
HSK 6
to have priority / to take precedence
HSK 6
advanced (technology) / to advance
HSK 6
ancestor / forebears
HSK 6
originally / original / former
HSK 6
to rush (to do sth urgent) / to try to be the first / to forestall
elders / former generations
to precede others / in advance
prophet
vanguard / pioneer / avant-garde
early or late / priority / in succession / one after another
pioneer
to take the lead / to show initiative
(the) very first
pre-Qin, Chinese history up to the foundation of the Qin imperial dynasty in 221 BC
key moment / decisive opportunity
inborn / innate / natural
to come first / previous / prior / beforehand / first / formerly
deceased father / deceased senior male figure
lead(ing) position
to take preemptive action / (sports) to be in the starting lineup / (of a baseball pitcher) to be the starting pitcher
striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
at first / in the beginning
to compete to be first / to contest first place
omen
a long way in front / to lead by a wide margin
to take the lead
precondition / prerequisite
strike first and gain the upper hand (idiom, martial arts term); Making the first move is an advantage.
the first impression is the strongest / to hold a preconceived notion (about sth)
worthy predecessor / distinguished person of the past / former sage
previously / before
pioneer
priority / sth advocated first / refers to ancient tradition: Worship the river first, then the sea.
guide / forerunner / pioneer
in advance / beforehand / premature / front-end
preferred stock
to gain the initiative by striking first (idiom); to preempt / to anticipate / preemptive
to introduce sb / to recommend
the late Emperor
joy of first experience (idiom) / the pleasure of reading sth for the first time
preliminary notification / to announce in advance
the quick-footed climb up first (idiom) / the early bird catches the worm / first come, first served
foresight
(baseball) starting pitcher
the guilty party files the suit / the thief cries thief
forebears
deceased grandfather / ancestry
shilling (loanword)
antecedent / precedent
first decapitate then present your trophy (idiom); act first, report later
predictable / sth one can predict without being a clairvoyant
to gain the upper hand by a show of strength
pioneer / trailbreaker
no first use (policy for nuclear weapons) / NFU
to leave first (courteous expression used to excuse oneself) / (euphemism) to predecease / to die first (e.g. before one's spouse)
prior / preexisting
Bai Xianyong (1937-), Chinese-Taiwanese-US novelist of Hui descent
congenital / intrinsic / innateness
congenital deficiency / inherent weakness
person with foresight
pre-Han / China before to 200 BC
martyr
vanguard
"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
in order of arrival / first come, first served
Mr Goody-goody / yes-man (sb who agrees with anything)
a priori (philosophy)
advanced level
peaceful measures before using force (idiom); diplomacy before violence / jaw-jaw is better than war-war
herald / precursor / harbinger
to age prematurely
first come first served
ancestors / previous generations / my late father
"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
order of priority / sequential order
(official accolade) advanced team / exemplary group
foresight / having foresight / person of foresight
daring vanguard / pioneer / leading figure
(dialect) before / in the past / previously
my late father / my ancestors / the late emperor
at first
deceased father / my late father
in advance / ahead / before / previously
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
feng shui master / geomancer / stock figure in folk tales, as a wise adviser or a charlatan
the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom) / to benefit from intimacy with an influential person
prerequisite / precondition
forerunner
Young Pioneers of China, abbr. for 少年先鋒隊|少年先锋队
(official accolade) advanced individual / exemplary individual
advance party / advance troops
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