Meaning and pronunciation of 前

Simplified/traditional character

Definition

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

  • : hidden; secret; latent; to hide; to conceal; to submerge; to dive;
  • : coin; money; CL:筆|笔[bi3]; unit of weight, one tenth of a tael 兩|两[liang3];

Sentences examples with 前

  • 他在学校前面。
    Tā zài xuéxiào qiánmiàn.
  • 前面那个人是我的同学。
    Qiánmiàn nàgèrén shì wǒ de tóngxué.
  • 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.

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