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HSK
ahead / in front / preceding / above / also pr. [qian2 mian5]
HSK 1
before / formerly / previous / ago
HSK 3
to shift to an earlier date / to do sth ahead of time / in advance
HSK 4
at the present time / currently
HSK 5
previously / formerly / once upon a time
HSK 5
prospects / future outlook / journey
HSK 5
current / today's / modern / present / to be facing (us)
HSK 6
before / previously
HSK 6
foreground / vista / (future) prospects / perspective
HSK 6
premise / precondition / prerequisite
HSK 6
the front (of) / (in) front / (in) sb's presence / just before (a date)
HSK 6
unprecedented and never to be duplicated / the first and the last / unmatched / unique
HSK 6
before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
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front / forward / ahead / first / top (followed by a number) / future / ago / before / BC (e.g. 293) / former / formerly
before the end of the year / before the new year
to leave for / to proceed towards / to go
the other day / a few days ago
to come (formal) / before / previously
front-line / forward position / outpost / extending ahead / frontier (of science, technology etc)
senior / older generation / precursor
vanguard / front line / a forward (sports)
pretax / before taxes
forward / onward
to go forward / to forge ahead / to advance / onward
around / from beginning to end / all around / front and rear
to be ahead of one's time / to surpass or outdo one's predecessors / to be ahead of the pack / to take the lead / advanced
front / front end / forward part of sth
(the item) named above / aforementioned / cited above / op. cit.
(literary) to go forward
to move forwards
the day before (an event)
before one's eyes / now / at present
predecessor / ex- / former / ex (spouse etc)
to place before / frontal / leading / pre-
ex-wife / late wife
ahead / the front
unprecedented
prenatal / antenatal
a few days ago / a few days before / the past few days / the previous few days
the day before yesterday
before then / up until that point
in front of / facing / (in the) presence (of)
Qianjin or Chienchin district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
in advance / before the event
preceding period / early stage
preschool education / early childhood education
forward-looking / prescient / foresight / forethought / outlook
forerunner / predecessor / precursor / previous incarnation (Buddhism) / jacket front
cause and effects (idiom); entire process of development
precursor
(of children, parents etc) at one's side / living with one
front line / military front / workface / cutting edge
First Epistle of Peter (in New Testament)
former president
Qianzhen or Chienchen district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
the former
foreplay
to advance bravely
prehistory
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
until now / so far
last time
previously
in front of the door
to advance / to step forward
previous generations / previous incarnation (Buddhism)
a few (days, years etc) ago
(of a deceased) during one's life / while living
to precede / to guide
Qianzhen or Chienchen district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
Former Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD), also called 西漢|西汉, Western Han dynasty
antecedents
aforestated / stated above / the preceding statement
one moment ..., (the next ...) / leading foot (in walking)
unprecedented / never seen before
facing forwards
front / the front side / in front of
soul mates / before heaven match
stuck and not moving forward (idiom); stagnant / in a rut / at a standstill
farsightedness / perspicacity / prescience / forward-looking
(of a woman) to have nice curves / buxom / shapely
before this / before then / previously
to advance courageously (idiom) / to press forward
stage / proscenium / foreground in politics etc (sometimes derog.) / front desk / reception desk / (computing) front-end / foreground
right under one's nose / right in front of one's eyes / close at hand / imminent
before the beginning (of sth)
to rank among the best
early vote
the past / impurity contracted previously (in the sentient world) (Buddhism)
the previous dynasty
the year before last
precursor / pioneer
First epistle of St Paul to the Corinthians
skirmish
forehead
BCE (before the Common Era) / BC (before Christ)
preconditions
former Soviet Union
preface / forward / introduction
to forget previous differences / to bury the hatchet
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