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前年
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English Definitionthe year before last
Simplified Script前年
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinqiánnián
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄑㄧㄢˊ ㄋㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cin4nin4
Part of Speech(名) noun, (时间) time word
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
qiánfront; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 前293年); former; formerly
niányear; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
前途qiántúprospects; future outlook; journey
前天qiántiānthe day before yesterday
前进qiánjìnto go forward; to forge ahead; to advance; onward
前后qiánhòuaround; from beginning to end; all around; front and rear
前方qiánfāngahead; the front
Words With Same Tail Word    
今年jīnniánthis year
去年qùniánlast year
明年míngniánnext year
青年qīngniányouth; youthful years; young person; the young
新年xīnniánNew Year
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