"Previously" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 céng jīng once / already / former / previously / ever / (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
 cóng qián previously / formerly / once upon a time
 xiān qián before / previously
 zhī qián before / prior to / ago / previously / beforehand
 qián lái to come (formal) / before / previously
 cǐ qián before this / before then / previously
 zǎo qián previously
 zǎo xiān previously / before
 xiān tóu in advance / ahead / before / previously
 céng once / already / ever (in the past) / former / previously / (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
 zài cǐ zhī qián before that / beforehand / previously
 qí xiān previously / before that / up to then
 cóng xiān (dialect) before / in the past / previously
 jiā yǐ in addition / moreover / (used before a disyllabic verb to indicate that the action of the verb is applied to sth or sb previously mentioned) / to apply (restrictions etc) to (sb) / to give (support, consideration etc) to (sth)
 yì xiǎng bù dào unexpected / previously unimagined
 sì nián qián four years previously
 qián chén the past / impurity contracted previously (in the sentient world) (Buddhism)
 jiā to add / plus / (used after an adverb such as 不, 大, 稍 / etc, and before a disyllabic verb, to indicate that the action of the verb is applied to sth or sb previously mentioned) / to apply (restrictions etc) to (sb) / to give (support, consideration etc) to (sth)
 ne particle indicating that a previously asked question is to be applied to the preceding word ("What about ...?", "And ...?") / particle for inquiring about location ("Where is ...?") / particle signaling a pause, to emphasize the preceding words and allow the listener time to take them on board ("ok?", "are you with me?") / (at the end of a declarative sentence) particle indicating continuation of a state or action / particle indicating strong affirmation
 jiù yóu place one has previously visited / old haunts
 chóng lì jiù yóu to revisit / to return to a previously visited spot
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