曾經

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Chinese[edit]

already passed through
trad. (曾經)
simp. (曾经)

Etymology[edit]

From (céng, “already; used to”) + (jīng, “to pass through; to undergo, to experience”)

Pronunciation[edit]


Adverb[edit]

曾經

  1. once; before; used to; in the past
    曾經老師心疼學生 [MSC, trad.]
    曾经老师心疼学生 [MSC, simp.]
    céngjīng shì lǎoshī zuì xīnténg de xuéshēng. [Pinyin]
    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.