从前

从前 cóngqián

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.

é ! 你家现在 xiànzài 从前 cóngqián qióng le ?

" Oh, is your family poorer than before?

Cóng 前面 qiánmiàn de xiàng duó jìn le 房子 fáng zi de Mén , 便是 biàn shì 房主 fáng zhǔ de 住房 zhù fáng .

Coming in from the lane through the front door, one entered first the landlord's room.

Cóng qián 我们 wǒmen hěn qióng , dàn 现在 xiànzài 生活 shēnghuó 相对 xiāngduì 地说比较 bǐjiào 舒服 shūfu le .

We were once very poor, but now we live in relative comfort.

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.

从前 cóngqián Decomposition

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从前 cóngqián Compounds

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  • 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
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