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  *前* | 前* | *前
front / forward / ahead / first / top (followed by a number) / future / ago / before / BC (e.g. 293) / former / formerly
foreground / vista / (future) prospects / perspective
to leave for / to proceed towards / to go
front-line / forward position / outpost / extending ahead / frontier (of science, technology etc)
to go forward / to forge ahead / to advance / onward
future (career etc) prospects
to come (formal) / before / previously
around / from beginning to end / all around / front and rear
(literary) to go forward
front / front end / forward part of sth
stage / proscenium / foreground in politics etc (sometimes derog.) / front desk / reception desk / (computing) front-end / foreground
preceding period / early stage
ahead / in front / preceding / above / also pr. [qian2 mian5]
front line / military front / workface / cutting edge
the very front
forerunner / predecessor / precursor / previous incarnation (Buddhism) / jacket front
vanguard / front line / a forward (sports)
ex-wife / late wife
premise / precondition / prerequisite
prospects / future outlook / journey
forward pass (sport)
preface / forward / introduction
predecessor / ex- / former / ex (spouse etc)
senior / older generation / precursor
former Soviet Union
a few days before
precursor / pioneer
previous generations / previous incarnation (Buddhism)
advanced guard / vanguard / avant-garde / forward (soccer position)
the day before yesterday
ahead / the front
prefix (linguistics)
the former
the eve / the night before
Qianmen subway station on Beijing Subway Line 2
front door / main entrance / honest and upright approach (as opposed to 後門|后门, back-door or under the counter)
prelude / presage
day before yesterday
predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
front wheel
Maebashi (surname or place name)
aforestated / stated above / the preceding statement
not long ago / not long before
front / the front side / in front of
a few (days, years etc) ago
former president
former husband
(slang) Something awesome is about to happen! (originally, in a Japanese space battleship anime, it meant "Danger! High energy up ahead!" — a warning to either prepare for battle or take evasive action)
omen / prior indication / first sign
former prime minister
outpost / (fig.) front line
anteroom / vestibule / lobby (of a hotel etc)
top three
(of a woman) to have nice curves / buxom / shapely
prelude (music)
cause and effects (idiom); entire process of development
to precede / to guide
Qianzhen or Chienchen district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市, south Taiwan
the year before last
the past / impurity contracted previously (in the sentient world) (Buddhism)
first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
previous life / previous incarnation
in front / at the head / ahead / above
to lean forward
forward patrol (military) (old) / (fig.) the top ranks
to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
one moment ..., (the next ...) / leading foot (in walking)
eve / the day before
prepharynx (biology)
Former Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (304-329)
human chest / breast
the previous dynasty
to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom) / all that has been achieved goes down the drain
History of the Former Han Dynasty, second of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, composed by Ban Gu 班固 in 82 during Eastern Han (later Han), 100 scrolls
morning / a.m. / first half of the day
front courtyard / vestibule
to switch from arrogance to deference (idiom)
one falls, the next follows (idiom); stepping into the breach to replace fallen comrades / advancing wave upon wave
front porch
to advance dauntlessly in wave upon wave (idiom)
criminal record / previous convictions
to have boundless prospects
Qian Gorlos Mongol autonomous county in Songyuan 松原, Jilin
to have a future full of promise
(vehicle) headlight
unprecedented / never seen before
former prime minister
forelimb / foreleg
former hatred / bygone enmity
forward deck (of a boat)
pre-Cambrian, geological period before c. 540m years ago

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