Chinese translation of 'preface'
序言(xùyán) (篇, piān)
to preface sth with sth [speech, action]
以某物开(開)启(啟)某物(yǐ mǒuwù kāiqǐ mǒuwù)
he prefaced his remark by saying that ...
以说(說) ... 作为(為)他的开(開)场(場)白(yǐ shuō ... zuòwéi tā de kāichǎngbái)
to be prefaced by sth
以某事作为(為)开(開)场(場)(yǐ mǒushì zuòwéi kāichǎng)
'preface' in Other Languages
British English: preface NOUN
A preface is an introduction at the beginning of a book, which explains what the book is about or why it was written.
...the preface to the novel.
British English: preface VERB
If you preface an action or speech with something else, you do or say this other thing first.
I will preface what I am going to say with a few lines of poetry.
Translation of preface from the Collins English to Chinese Dictionary