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early
iːrliː
Main
English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. At or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time.
  2. Being or occurring at an early stage of development.
  3. Of an early stage in the development of a language or literature.
  4. Very young.
  5. Belonging to the distant past.
  6. Expected in the near future.
(副) As an adverb
  1. Before the usual time or the time expected.
  2. Early.
  3. Early.
Hyphenationear•ly
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (副) adverb
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zǎoearly; morning; Good morning!; long ago; prematurely
早期zǎoqī, zǎoqí (Tw)early period; early phase; early stage
及早jízǎoat the earliest possible time; as soon as possible
jùnearly; bright; respect
xiānearly; prior; former; in advance; first
morning; early; long-held; long-cherished
早来zǎoláito come early; already; early
开初kāichūat the outset; at first; early
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