Chinese edit

early; prior; former
early; prior; former; in advance; first
a period of time; phase; stage
a period of time; phase; stage; (used for issue of a periodical, courses of study); time; term; period; to hope
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit


  1. in advance, beforehand, prematurely

Adjective edit


  1. premature