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前沿
Main
English Definitionfront-line; forward position; outpost; extending ahead; frontier (of science, technology etc)
Simplified Script前沿
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinqiányán
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Same
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄑㄧㄢˊ ㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)cin4jyun4
Word Decomposition
qiánfront; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 前293年); former; formerly
沿 yánalong; to follow (a line, tradition etc); to carry on; to trim (a border with braid, tape etc); border; edge

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
前途qiántúprospects; future outlook; journey
前天qiántiānthe day before yesterday
前年qiánniánthe year before last
前进qiánjìnto go forward; to forge ahead; to advance; onward
前后qiánhòuaround; from beginning to end; all around; front and rear
Words With Same Tail Word    
帽沿màoyánvariant of 帽檐
床沿chuángyánbedside
边沿biānyánedge; fringe
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