Ti Qian 提前- Daily Mandarin Lesson

Meaning

    to shift to an earlier date; to bring forward; to advance

Pronunciation

    Tone marks: ► tí qián
    Tone numbers: ti2 qian2

Chinese Characters

    Traditional: 提前
    Simplified: 提前

    First Character: 提 (tí) – to carry; to lift; to put forward; (upwards character stroke); lifting (brush stroke in painting); to mention
    Second Character: 前 (qián) – before; in front; ago; former; previous; earlier; front

Examples of Tí Qián

    ► Huǒchē tíqián bàn gè xiǎoshí dàodá.
    火車提前半個小時到達。
    火车提前半个小时到达。
    The train arrived half an hour early.

    ► Tā juédìng tíqián tuìxiū.
    她決定提前退休。
    她决定提前退休。
    She has decided to take an early retirement.


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