direction; part; side; towards; to; guide; opposite to
before; in front; ago; former; previous; earlier; front
|simp. and trad.
- Cantonese (Jyutping): hoeng3 cin4
- Hakka (Sixian, PFS): hiong-chhièn
This phrase is often used in the construction 向前看 (“to look ahead; to look forward”). A common pun in Chinese, which originated during the early period of economic reform under Deng Xiaoping in the 1980s, is 向錢看／向钱看 (“to look toward money; to be focused on money”), which has an identical pronunciation with the phrase 向前看.