Chinese

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to use; according to; so as to
to use; according to; so as to; in order to; by; with; because; Israel (abbrev.)
 
front, forepart; in front; past
front, forepart; in front; past; former; previous; last; before; preceding; earlier; ago; future; time ahead; first; top; battlefront; to move forward
trad. (以前)
simp. #(以前)

Pronunciation

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Note:
  • i2 zoin5 - Chaozhou, Shantou;
  • i2 zain5 - Jieyang.

Noun

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以前

  1. earlier times; formerly; previously

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Japanese

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 4
ぜん
Grade: 2
on’yomi

Pronunciation

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Noun

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()(ぜん) (izen

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

References

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  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  1. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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以前 (ijeon) (hangeul 이전)

  1. Hanja form? of 이전 (the time before now; heretofore).