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  *先* | 先* | *先
early / prior / former / in advance / first
HSK 3
to lead / to be in front
HSK 6
advanced (technology) / to advance
HSK 6
Mister (Mr.)
teacher / husband / doctor (dialect) / CL:
HSK 1
vanguard / pioneer / avant-garde
early or late / priority / in succession / one after another
first (of all) / in the first place
HSK 4
to have priority / to take precedence
HSK 6
to precede others / in advance
in advance / before the event / beforehand / prior
HSK 5
to rush (to do sth urgent) / to try to be the first / to forestall
beforehand / in advance
HSK 6
to take the lead / to show initiative
foresight / prescience
prophet
guide / forerunner / pioneer
lead(ing) position
advanced level
pioneer
before / previously
HSK 6
key moment / decisive opportunity
a long way in front / to lead by a wide margin
(official accolade) advanced team / exemplary group
pre-Qin, Chinese history up to the foundation of the Qin imperial dynasty in 221 BC
inborn / innate / natural
ancestor / forebears
HSK 6
Young Pioneers of China, abbr. for 少年先鋒隊|少年先锋队
order of priority / sequential order
(official accolade) advanced individual / exemplary individual
priority / sth advocated first / refers to ancient tradition: Worship the river first, then the sea.
initial / arising first / same as 首先發起|首先发起
martyr
first come first served
to come first / previous / prior / beforehand / first / formerly
to compete to be first / to contest first place
prerequisite / precondition
precondition / prerequisite
deceased grandfather / ancestry
omen
vanguard
ancestors / previous generations / my late father
martyr to the revolution
pioneer
joy of first experience (idiom) / the pleasure of reading sth for the first time
elders / former generations
Mr. Bean (TV)
antecedent / precedent
worthy predecessor / distinguished person of the past / former sage
preferred stock
forebears
in advance / beforehand / premature / front-end
to take the lead
previously / before
prior / preexisting
daring vanguard / pioneer / leading figure
preliminary notification / to announce in advance
chronological
to dare to be first / to pioneer (idiom)
the guilty party files the suit / the thief cries thief
To do a good job, an artisan needs the best tools (idiom). Good tools are prerequisite to the successful execution of a job
famous and virtuous ancestors / the great men of the past
at first / in the beginning
herald / precursor / harbinger
a priori (philosophy)
striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
the way of former kings
to gain the initiative by striking first (idiom); to preempt / to anticipate / preemptive
fortune-teller
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
shilling (loanword)
Ladies first!
the quick-footed climb up first (idiom) / the early bird catches the worm / first come, first served
lit. first impression is strongest
Young Pioneers of China (primary school league, a preparation for Communist Youth League) / abbr. to 少先隊|少先队
The first concern is affairs of state, enjoying the pleasure comes later. Quotation from essay On Yueyang Tower 岳陽樓記|岳阳楼记 by Song writer Fan Zhongyan 範仲淹|范仲淹
to gain the upper hand by a show of strength
advance party / advance troops
congenital deficiency / inherent weakness
strike first and gain the upper hand (idiom, martial arts term); Making the first move is an advantage.
of all virtues filial piety is most important (idiom)
predictable / sth one can predict without being a clairvoyant
to come late and leave first / last in, first out (LIFO)
avant-garde
to take precedence
Li Xiannian (1909-1992), PRC general and politician
Mr Goody-goody / yes-man (sb who agrees with anything)
person with foresight
in advance / ahead / before / previously
foresight
pioneer / trailbreaker
Bai Xianyong (1937-), Chinese-Taiwanese-US novelist of Hui descent
foresight / having foresight / person of foresight
advanced weapon
the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom) / to benefit from intimacy with an influential person
International Herald Tribune
distinguished precursor / famous thinker of antiquity
lit. the clumsy bird flies early (idiom); fig. to work hard to compensate for one's limited abilities

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