从前

从前 cóngqián

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从前 cóngqián Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 3 English Translations of the word 从前 cóngqián .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
cóngqián | cong2 qian2
English translation
previously
formerly
once upon a time

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Traditional form

從前

Part of speech

Time word / 时间词 Shíjiān cí
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Etymology of 从前 cóngqián

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Cóng

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Pictograph of one person following another.

Positional decomposition

人人 rén rén

Number of Strokes

4
qián

Explanation

Depicts a boat ( zhōu ) moving ( zhǐ ) forward ( qián ).

Positional decomposition

⿱⿱丷一刖

Number of Strokes

9

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Example sentences using 从前 cóngqián

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lǎo 修女 xiū nǚ 仍然 réngrán xiàng 从前 cóngqián 一样 yīyàng 专橫,看到孩子 háizi men shí què 显得 xiǎnde 温和 wēnhé duō le .

The old nun was as imperious as ever , but visibly thawed when she saw the children.

琪尔: zhè 奇怪 qíguài . diàn 东从 qián shì 赛马 sài mǎ Shī .

Gill: That's not surprising. The owner was a racing jockey once.

Lián chì shǒu 盗费 ēn zài 缅怀 miǎn huái 从前 cóngqián 睡觉 shuìjiào de 台阶 táijiē 那些 nà xiē kōng tǒng .

Even Finn the Red - Handed was dreaming of his doorsteps and empty hogsheads.

从前 cóngqián 人们 rén men 认为 rènwéi 地球 dìqiú shì Píng de .

People once held that the world was flat.

斯脱伦浦夫年纪 niánjì xiǎo le ,风采 fēng cǎi 不如 bùrú Cóng qián , 而且 érqiě 实在 shízài tài pán .

Strumpff was not in her first youth and beauty, and certainly too stout.

从前 cóngqián Decomposition

See the 5 Chinese characters that make up 从前 cóngqián and their own compounds.

从前 cóngqián Compounds

See all 150 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 从前 cóngqián in their composition.

  • Cóng
      • shì
        • shì , shì ,
      • , , , , , , ,
      • cuì
      • zuì , suì , cuì , cuì , cuì , cuì , , cuì , cuì , cuì , , zuó , zuì , zuó , cuì , suì , cuì , suì , suì , , , , , , , , , , ,
    • lái
        • Tái
      • lài , lái , lái , , Lái , lái , lái , , , , , lái , , , jiā , lái , xiá , , , lài , , , , , jiá , lái , , lài , , , , , ,
    • jiā
        • qiáng , , , qiáng , , , , qiáng , , , , qiáng
      • mài
        • , miàn , miàn , pào , , , móu , , , , , , , , , , miàn , ,
      • xiá , xié , jiá , , , xiá , xiá , , , jiá , , , jiá , jiá ,
    • xiān
      • chèn , xiān ,
    • zòng , cōng , zòng , cōng
  • qián
    • Jiǎn
      • jiǎn , ,
    • jiàn
    • jiān , qián , jiān , jiān , jiǎn , qián , jiān , , , , , , , zéi
A Boy and his Dragon

Once upon a time, a Little Boy was living in a village near the woods. One day, a Dragon came out of the cave secluded in the middle of the forest and began to relentlessly follow the Little Boy, always breathing on the back of his neck, burning the young boy at his slightest misstep.

The child received refuge in an old Temple where there were no mirrors allowed, and it was forbidden to speak of life before entering the sanctum. Ancient books, hidden rooms with unimaginable treasures and beauty beyond comprehension, became part of the boy’s new life.

Time went by until, one day, the now old young boy accidentally glimpses his own reflection in a pond. The Dragon smiled back.

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