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(形) As an adjective
  1. Referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several).
  2. Belonging to the distant past.
  3. Belonging to some prior time.
  4. (used especially of persons) of the immediate past.
(名) As a noun
  1. The first of two or the first mentioned of two.
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (名) noun
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从前cóngqiánpreviously; formerly; once upon a time
模型móxíngmodel; mold; matrix; pattern
样板yàngbǎntemplate; prototype; model; example
yuánformer; original; primary; raw; level; cause; source; Hara (Japanese surname)
原有yuányǒuoriginal; former
过去guòqù(in the) past; former; previous; to go over; to pass by
当时的dāngshí deof that time; former
原来yuánláioriginal; former; originally; formerly; at first; so, actually, as it turns out
宿lodge for the night; old; former; (Chinese surname)
前任qiánrènpredecessor; ex-; former; ex (spouse etc)
happening; instance; reason; cause; intentional; former; old; friend; therefore; hence; (of people) to die, dead
原先yuánxiānoriginally; original; former
céngonce; already; ever (in the past); former; previously; (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
曾经céngjīngonce; already; former; previously; ever; (past tense marker used before verb or clause)
xiānearly; prior; former; in advance; first
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