yǐ qián

Translation

  • before
  • formerly
  • previous
  • ago

Synonyms

Examples

  • 以前可以从这里看到教堂。
    You used to be able to see the church from here.
  • 以前从来没有人听说过。
    Nobody had ever heard of it.
  • 以前读过这本书。
    I have read the book before.
  • 因为以前见过他, 所以我立刻就认出他来。
    Having met him before, I recognized him at once.
  • 这幢楼以前是医院。
    Formerly this building was a hospital.
  • 以前应该听过这个故事。
    You will have heard this story before.
  • 以前人们以为只有人类才懂得用语言沟通。
    People used to think that only humans could use language.
  • 以前的人以为地球是平的。
    It used to be thought that the earth was flat.
  • 以前的人以为地球是平的。
    It was believed that the earth was flat.
  • Johny以前是个化学家,但现在Johny不再是了。他以前所想的是水,是硫酸。
    Johny was a chemist; now Johny is no more. For what he thought was water, was H2SO4.
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