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's; him/her/it; this
front, forepart; in front; past; former; previous; last; before; preceding; earlier; ago; future; time ahead; first; top; battlefront; to move forward
simp. and trad.
Literally: “in the time before ...”




  1. before; in front of; ahead of
    之前 [MSC, trad.]
    之前 [MSC, simp.]
    Nǐ zǒu zhīqián, wǒ qù kàn nǐ, hǎo ma? [Pinyin]
    Can I see you before you leave?
  2. (placed sentence-initially) before; previously
    之前工作經驗 [MSC, trad.]
    之前工作经验 [MSC, simp.]
    zhīqián de gōngzuò jīngyàn [Pinyin]
    your previous job experience