前 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

前 in English

qián

  • ahead
  • front
  • forward
  • first
  • top (followed by a number)
  • future
  • ago
  • before
  • BC (e.g. 前293年)
  • former
  • formerly

HSK levels

Components

  • (ha): eight / separate
  • (yī): one
  • (yuè): moon
  • (dāo): knife

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : a variety of grass; nettle;
  • : one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing heaven; male principle; ☰;
  • : planet Venus in the morning;
  • : character used in place names;
  • : pliers; pincers; to clamp;
  • : to carry on the shoulder;
  • : carry;
  • : hidden; secret; latent; to hide; to conceal; to submerge; to dive;
  • : to heat; to scorch;
  • : pliers; pincers; to clamp;
  • : Rubus palmatus;
  • : to act with reverence; reverent;
  • : Japanese variant of 錢|钱;
  • : latch of door; seal;
  • : coin; money; CL:筆|笔[bi3]; unit of weight, one tenth of a tael 兩|两[liang3];
  • : pincers; pliers; tongs; claw (of animal); to grasp with pincers; to pinch; to clamp; to restrain; to restrict; to gag;
  • : big iron pot; cauldron; variant of 甑[zeng4], rice pot;
  • : abbr. for Guizhou province 貴州|贵州[Gui4 zhou1];

Sentences examples with 前

  • 他在学校前面。
    Tā zài xuéxiào qiánmiàn.
  • 前面坐在椅子上。
    Qiánmiàn zuò zài yǐzi shàng.
  • 他一个下午都坐在电视前。
    Tā yīgè xiàwǔ dōu zuò zài diànshì qián.
  • 睡觉前喝杯牛奶吧。
    Shuìjiào qián hē bēi niúnǎi ba.
  • 中国人的姓在名字的前面。
    Zhōngguó rén de xìng zài míngzì de qiánmiàn.

Words containing 前, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

HSK 3 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list