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Grammar
Structure:
~
......
~
+
qián
Explanation:
以前 means "before" when it is placed after an event or time ("before we ate" or "before 1 o'clock) . It means "ago" when it is placed after a duration of time. ("2 months ago"). 前 can also be used by itself.
Examples:
Translations
liù
diǎn
qián
huí
lái
~
I will come back before 6 o'clock.
sān
tiān
qián
~
zài
shàng
hǎi
~
Three days ago I was in Shanghai.
diǎn
qián
xià
bān
le
~
He got off work before 5 o'clock.
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