之前

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Chinese[edit]

's; him/her/it; this
 
before; in front; ago; former; previous; earlier; front
simp. and trad.
(之前)
Literally: “in the time before ...”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

之前

  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