曾經

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Etymology[edit]

From  ("used to, already") +  ("to go, pass through; to experience").

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

曾經

  1. once; before; used (to be); in the past
    曾經老師心疼學生
    wǒ céngjīng shì lǎoshī zuì xīnténg de xuéshēng
    I used to be the teacher's most beloved student.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Since Chinese does not have grammatical tense, adverbs like these are used to indicate that something has happened in the past.