以前

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぜん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

NounEdit

以前 (hiragana いぜん, romaji izen)

  1. (the one) before, formerly, ago
  2. the former, the previous

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yǐqián
Zhuyin ㄧˇ ㄑㄧㄢˊ
IPA (key) /i²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ t͡ɕʰi̯ɛn³⁵/
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AdverbEdit

以前 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yǐqián)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) previously

PostpositionEdit

以前 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin yǐqián)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) before (a certain point in time)

Min NanEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ i˥˥tɕiŋ˧˥ ]

AdverbEdit

以前 (traditional and simplified, POJ í-chêng)

  1. previously

PostpositionEdit

以前 (traditional and simplified, POJ í-chêng)

  1. before (a certain point in time)
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 01:38