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English Definitionforward; onward
Simplified Script向前
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄒㄧㄤˋ ㄑㄧㄢˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hoeng3cin4
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Word Decomposition
xiàngtowards; to face; to turn towards; direction; to support; to side with; shortly before; formerly; always; all along; (Chinese surname)
qiánfront; forward; ahead; first; top (followed by a number); future; ago; before; BC (e.g. 前293年); former; formerly

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Words With Same Head Word    
向来xiàngláialways (previously)
向阳xiàngyángfacing the sun; exposed to the sun; Xiangyang district of Kiamusze or Jiamusi city 佳木斯, Heilongjiang; Xiangyang district of Hegang city 鹤岗, Heilongjiang
向上xiàngshàngupward; up; to advance; to try to improve oneself; to make progress
向下xiàngxiàdown; downward
向例xiànglìcustom; usual practice; convention up to now
Words With Same Tail Word    
目前mùqiánat the present time; currently
以前yǐqiánbefore; formerly; previous; ago
从前cóngqiánpreviously; formerly; once upon a time
当前dāngqiáncurrent; today's; modern; present; to be facing (us)
之前zhīqiánbefore; prior to; ago; previously; beforehand
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