English translation of '从前'
- (= 过去)
⇒ 希望你比从前快乐。(Xīwàng nǐ bǐ cóngqián kuàilè.)
I hope you are happier than you were before.
- (= 很久以前)
once upon a time
'从前' in Other Languages
British English: formerly /ˈfɔːməlɪ/ ADVERB
If something happened or was formerly true, it happened or was true in the past.
He had formerly been in the Navy.
- American English: formerly
- Arabic: سَابِقاً
- Brazilian Portuguese: anteriormente
- Chinese: 从前
- Croatian: nekada
- Czech: dříve
- Danish: før i tiden
- Dutch: vroeger
- European Spanish: anteriormente
- Finnish: aiemmin
- French: anciennement
- German: früher
- Greek: άλλοτε
- Italian: precedentemente
- Japanese: 以前は
- Korean: 이전에는
- Norwegian: før i tiden
- Polish: przedtem
- European Portuguese: anteriormente
- Romanian: înainte
- Russian: прежде
- Latin American Spanish: anteriormente
- Swedish: förut
- Thai: เมื่อก่อนนี้
- Turkish: önceki
- Ukrainian: раніше
- Vietnamese: trước đây
Translation of 从前 from the Collins Chinese to English
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