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 qián front / forward / ahead / first / top (followed by a number) / future / ago / before / BC (e.g. 前293年) / former / formerly
Results beginning with 前
 qián miàn ahead / in front / preceding / above / also pr. [qian2 mian5]
 qián wǎng to leave for / to proceed towards / to go
 qián lái to come (formal) / before / previously
 qián hòu around / from beginning to end / all around / front and rear
 qián jìn to go forward / to forge ahead / to advance / onward
 qián jǐng foreground / vista / (future) prospects / perspective
 qián tí premise / precondition / prerequisite
 qián qī preceding period / early stage
 qián fāng ahead / the front
 qián bèi senior / older generation / precursor
 qián tú prospects / future outlook / journey
 qián zhě the former
 qián fēng vanguard / front line / a forward (sports)
沿 qián yán front-line / forward position / outpost / extending ahead / frontier (of science, technology etc)
线 qián xiàn front line / military front / workface / cutting edge
 qián tiān the day before yesterday
 qián shì previous generations / previous incarnation (Buddhism)
 qián wèi advanced guard / vanguard / avant-garde / forward (soccer position)
 qián xíng (literary) to go forward
 qián tái stage / proscenium / foreground in politics etc (sometimes derog.) / front desk / reception desk / (computing) front-end / foreground
 qián xī eve / the day before
 qián liè the very front
 qián yán preface / forward / introduction
 qián duān front / front end / forward part of sth
 qián duàn first part / front end / forepart / front segment / the preceding section
 qián shēn forerunner / predecessor / precursor / previous incarnation (Buddhism) / jacket front
 qián chéng future (career etc) prospects
 qián rèn predecessor / ex- / former / ex (spouse etc)
 qián zhān forward-looking / prescient / foresight / forethought / outlook
 qián rì day before yesterday
 qián tou in front / at the head / ahead / above
 qián rén predecessor / forebears / the person facing you
 qián qī ex-wife / late wife
 qián chuán forward pass (sport)
 qián nián the year before last
 qián xiē a few (days, years etc) ago
 qián bian front / the front side / in front of
 qián zòu prelude / presage
 qián mén front door / main entrance / honest and upright approach (as opposed to 後門|后门, back-door or under the counter)
 qián yè the eve / the night before
 qián xiōng human chest / breast
 qián shēng previous life / previous incarnation
 qián fū former husband
 qián é forehead
 qián shù aforestated / stated above / the preceding statement
 qián lún front wheel
 qián zhuì prefix (linguistics)
 qián qīng to lean forward
 qián bù front part / front section
 qián tīng anteroom / vestibule / lobby (of a hotel etc)
 qián jiǎo one moment ..., (the next ...) / leading foot (in walking)
 qián zhào omen / prior indication / first sign
 qián chén the past / impurity contracted previously (in the sentient world) (Buddhism)
 qián xián former hatred / bygone enmity
 qián yīn antecedents
 qián cháo the previous dynasty
 qián yuàn front courtyard / front yard
 qián qū prodrome
 qián kē criminal record / previous convictions
 qián bì forearm
 qián tíng front courtyard / vestibule
 qián tuǐ forelegs
 qián dǎo to precede / to guide
 qián máo forward patrol (military) (old) / (fig.) the top ranks
 qián shào outpost / (fig.) front line
 qián shì past events / antecedent / what has happened
 qián zhī forelimb / foreleg
 qián lì precedent
 qián dēng headlight
 qián dí front line (military)
 Qián Qín Former Qin of the Sixteen Kingdoms (351-395)
 Qián qiáo Maebashi (surname or place name)
  front-loading (n)
 qián bǎi last time
 qián bīn foreshore
 qián cāng fore hold (on ship) / bow cabin
 qián chì front wing (of insect)
 qián chuò prefix
 qián cǐ before today
 qián guān heading / prefix
 Qián Hàn Former Han dynasty (206 BC-8 AD), also called 西漢|西汉[Xi1 Han4], Western Han dynasty
 qián jiàn antecedent (logic)
 qián jiē (the item) named above / aforementioned / cited above / op. cit.
 Qián jīn Qianjin or Chienchin district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市[Gao1 xiong2 shi4], south Taiwan
 qián láng front porch
 Qián Liáng Former Liang, one of the Sixteen Kingdoms (314-376)
 qián qíng former love / former circumstances
 qián r before / day before yesterday
 qián shǎng (dialect) morning / forenoon
 qián shì foresight
 qián tǐ precursor
 Qián tián Maeda (Japanese surname)
 qián tuō fore stock / stock
 qián wéi foremast
 qián wèi proventriculus / forestomach
 qián xì foreplay
 qián yān prepharynx (biology)
 Qián Yān Former Yan of the Sixteen Kingdoms (337-370)
 Qián Zhào Former Zhao of the Sixteen Kingdoms (304-329)
 Qián zhèn Qianzhen or Chienchen district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市[Gao1 xiong2 shi4], south Taiwan
 qián zhuàn prequel
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 qián jǐ tiān a few days before
 qián liè xiàn prostate
 qián bù jiǔ not long ago / not long before
 qián yī tiān the day before (an event)
 qián Sū lián former Soviet Union
 qián zǒng tǒng former president
 qián zhān xìng farsightedness / perspicacity / prescience / forward-looking
 qián zǒng lǐ former prime minister
 qián dà dēng headlight
 qián sān jiǎ top three
 qián shǒu xiàng former prime minister
 qián shào zhàn skirmish
 qián bàn yè first half of the night (from nightfall to midnight)
  advance regeneration / advance growth
 qián bàn shǎng morning / a.m. / first half of the day
 qián bàn tiān morning / a.m. / first half of the day
 qián bian r erhua variant of 前邊|前边[qian2 bian5]
 qián bí yīn alveolar nasal / consonant n produced in the nose with the tongue against the alveolar ridge
 qián chē zhǔ previous owner (of a car for sale)
齿 qián chǐ yín alveolar / front part of the alveolar ridge
 qián fáng jiǎo anterior chamber (the front chamber of the eye)
 Qián guō xiàn Qian Gorlos Mongol autonomous county in Songyuan 松原, Jilin
 Qián guō zhèn Qian Gorlos township, capital of Qian Gorlos Mongol autonomous county 前郭爾羅斯蒙古族自治縣|前郭尔罗斯蒙古族自治县, Songyuan, Jilin
 Qián Hàn shū History of the Former Han Dynasty, second of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史[Er4 shi2 si4 Shi3], composed by Ban Gu 班固[Ban1 Gu4] in 82 during Eastern Han (later Han), 100 scrolls
 qián hòu wén context / the surrounding words / same as 上下文
 qián jiǎ bǎn forward deck (of a boat)
 qián jìn dǎng Kadima party / Kadima
 Qián jìn qū Qianjin district of Kiamusze or Jiamusi city 佳木斯[Jia1 mu4 si1], Heilongjiang
 Qián jīn qū Qianjin or Chienchin district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市[Gao1 xiong2 shi4], south Taiwan
齿 qián jiù chǐ premolar tooth (immediately behind canine teeth in some mammals)
 qián jù jī serratus anterior muscle (upper sides of the chest)
 qián kōng fān forward somersault / front flip
 qián lu:è yì swept-forward wing (on jet fighter)
齿 qián mó chǐ premolar tooth
 qián tíng chuāng fenestra vestibuli (of inner ear)
 qián yì shí preconscious / preconsciousness
 qián yī xiàng lately / in the recent past
 qián zhào dēng (vehicle) headlight
 Qián zhèn qū Qianzhen or Chienchen district of Kaohsiung city 高雄市[Gao1 xiong2 shi4], south Taiwan
 qián zhì cí preposition
 qián zòu qǔ prelude (music)
DNA  proviral DNA
 qián suǒ wèi yǒu unprecedented
 qián liè xiàn yán prostatitis
 qián tí tiáo jiàn preconditions
线 qián duān zǒng xiàn (computing) front-side bus (FSB)
 qián yīn hòu guǒ cause and effects (idiom) / entire process of development
 qián chē zhī jiàn to learn a lesson from the mistakes of one's predecessor (idiom)
 qián gōng jìn qì to waste all one's previous efforts (idiom) / all that has been achieved goes down the drain
 mù qián at the present time / currently
 dāng qián current / today's / modern / present / to be facing (us)
 yǐ qián before / formerly / previous / ago
 zhī qián before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
 miàn qián in front of / facing / (in the) presence (of)
 yǎn qián before one's eyes / now / at present
 tí qián to shift to an earlier date / to do sth ahead of time / in advance
 rì qián the other day / a few days ago
 xiàng qián forward / onward
 cóng qián previously / formerly / once upon a time
 cǐ qián before this / before then / previously
 shàng qián to advance / to step forward
 mén qián in front of the door
 xiōng qián (on the) chest / bosom
 nián qián before the end of the year / before the new year
 xiān qián before / previously
 wǎng qián to move forwards
 zài qián ahead / formerly / in the past
 kōng qián unprecedented
 shēng qián (of a deceased) during one's life / while living
 gēn qian (of children, parents etc) at one's side / living with one
 gēn qián the front (of) / (in) front / (in) sb's presence / just before (a date)
 hūn qián premarital / prenuptial
 chāo qián 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
 shì qián in advance / before the event
 zǎo qián previously
 shuì qián pretax / before taxes
 jìn qián to come close / to get near to / front
 shǐ qián prehistory
 cháo qián facing forwards
 chǎn qián prenatal / antenatal
 wǔ qián morning / a.m.
 zhī qián to support the front (military)
  forearc / frontal arc / sedimentary arc
 jiù qián in the past / formerly
 Tái qián front of the stage
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 bù jiǔ qián not long ago
 gōng yuán qián BCE (before the Common Era) / BC (before Christ)
 sì nián qián four years previously
 dà qián tí major premise
 mǎ qián zú lackey / errand boy / lit. runner before a carriage
 dà qián tiān three days ago
 chē qián cǎo plantain herb (Plantago asiatica)
 zài yǎn qián now / at the present
使  front-load (v)
  pre-departure
 chē qián dēng headlight
 dào mù qián up until now / to date
 dà qián nián three years ago
 dǎ qián zhàn to set out in advance to make arrangements (board, lodging etc) / (military) to dispatch an advance party
 jì yuán qián before the common era (BC)
 ōu chē qián psyllium (genus Plantago)
 qiān nián qián a thousand years ago
 shǐ qián rén prehistoric man
 Tái qián xiàn Taiqian county in Puyang 濮陽|濮阳[Pu2 yang2], Henan
 tiān qián pèi soul mates / before heaven match
 tóu xiàng qián headlong
 wàn nián qián ten thousand years ago
 xiāo shòu qián pre-marketing
西 xī yuán qián BCE (before the Common Era) / BC (before Christ)
 xuán qián jī pronator teres muscle (below the elbow)
 xué qián bān preschool
 yòu qián wèi right forward (soccer position)
 Zhàn qián qū Zhanqian district of Yingkou City 營口市|营口市, Liaoning
 zhōng qián wèi center forward (soccer position)
 zuǒ qián wèi left forward (soccer position)
 míng liè qián máo to rank among the best
 yǒng wǎng zhí qián to advance bravely
 shǐ wú qián lì unprecedented in history
 xué qián jiào yù pre-primary education
 tíng zhì bù qián stuck and not moving forward (idiom) / stagnant / in a rut / at a standstill
 kōng qián jué hòu unprecedented and never to be duplicated / the first and the last / unmatched / unique
 yī wǎng wú qián to advance courageously (idiom) / to press forward
退 tí qián tuì xiū early retirement
 chéng qián qǐ hòu to follow the past and herald the future (idiom) / part of a historical transition / forming a bridge between earlier and later stages
 zhān qián gù hòu to look forward and back / to consider prudently / overcautious
 guǒ zú bù qián to stand still without advancing (idiom) / to hesitate and hold back
 tòng gǎi qián fēi completely correcting one's former misdeeds (idiom) / to repent past mistakes and turn over a new leaf / a reformed character
 gè bèn qián chéng each goes his own way (idiom) / each person has his own life to lead
 mǎ shī qián tí lit. the horse loses its front hooves / fig. sudden failure through miscalculation or inattentiveness
 chéng qián bì hòu lit. to punish those before to prevent those after (idiom) / to criticize former mistakes firmly to prevent them happening again
 ān qián mǎ hòu to follow everywhere / to always be there for sb at their beck and call
 bā qián suàn hòu thinking and pondering (idiom) / to turn sth over in one's mind / to consider repeatedly
 bá qián zhì hòu to trip forwards or stumble back (idiom, from Book of Songs) / can't get anything right
 bù gù qián hòu regardless of what's before or after (idiom) / rushing blindly into sth
 dà dí dāng qián facing a powerful enemy (idiom) / fig. confronting grave difficulties / Enemy at the Gates, 1991 movie by Jean-Jacques Annaud
 guāng qián yù hòu to bring honor to one's ancestors and benefit future generations (idiom)
 huā qián yuè xià see 月下花前[yue4 xia4 hua1 qian2]
 jǐn xiù qián chéng bright future / bright prospects
 sī qián xiǎng hòu to consider past cause and future effect (idiom) / to think over the past and future / to ponder over reasons and connection
 wèi suō bù qián to shrink back in fear (idiom) / too cowardly to advance
 yuè xià huā qián lit. amidst the flowers under the moonlight (idiom) / fig. romantic surroundings
  call forward
  pre-sessional documentation
  accelerated death benefit
  forearc basin
  advance planting
  pre-marital examination
  prenatal substance addiction
  prenatal clinic
  entry medical examination
  pre-departure seminar
  pre-decision point
  accessory before the fact
  stare decisis
  stare decisis
  pre-trial order
  advance regeneration / advance growth
  advance annual leave
  pre-completion point
  pre-disaster activities
  pre-trial conference / pre-trial hearing
  key precursor / key precursor chemical
  pre-vocational training
  advance sick leave
 Bǐ dé qián shū First Epistle of Peter (in New Testament)
 bìng qián zhěn duàn donozology
 bīng shì qián xián to forget previous differences / to bury the hatchet
 cái wù qián jǐng financial outlook
 chǎn qián hù lǐ prenatal care / antenatal care
 chǎn qián jiǎn chá prenatal examination / antenatal examination
 chǎn qián zhěn duàn prenatal diagnosis
 chāo qián miáo zhǔn to aim in front of a moving target
 chāo qián xiāo fèi excessive consumption / overspending on luxuries
 chāo qián yì shí foresight
 chí chú bu qián hesitant to take action
 cǐ shí yǐ qián heretofore
 èr yuán qián tǐ binary precursor
 gēn chú qián qī pre-eradication
 gōng gòng qián tīng public lobby
 jīng jì qián tú economic future / economic outlook
 jìn shì qián xián to forget former enmity (idiom)
 jìn zài yǎn qián right under one's nose / right in front of one's eyes / close at hand / imminent
 kāi shǐ yǐ qián before the beginning (of sth)
 Kē yòu qián qí Horqin right front banner, Mongolian Khorchin Baruun Garyn Ömnöd khoshuu, in Hinggan league 興安盟|兴安盟[Xing1 an1 meng2], east Inner Mongolia
 mù qián shì jiè modern world
 pán shān bù qián to falter / to stall
 pú fú qián jìn to crawl forward
 qūn xún bù qián to hesitate to move forward / to balk / to jib
 rú dòng qián jìn wriggle
 shé jiān qián yīn alveolar / consonants z, c, s produced with the tip of the tongue on the alveolar ridge
 Shèng dàn qián xī Christmas eve
 shèng kuàng kōng qián a magnificent and unprecedented event (idiom)
 shēng qián yù zhǔ living will
 shěn qián jī yā pre-trial detention / preventive detention
 shǐ qián shí zhuō menhir / prehistoric stone table
 tà bù bù qián to be at a standstill / to mark time
 tí qián qǐ bào "fizzle" (atomic bomb misfire) / preinitiation
 tí qián tóu piào early vote
 tí qián xià bān early release
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