nián qián

Chinese dictionary
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  • at the end of a year; before the turn of a year

    • lìng wǒ yí hàn de shì nián qián hé tā shī qù le lián xì


      To my regret, I lost touch with her before the new year.

Word usage

  • Note
    "年前" is different from "前年". "前年" means "the year before last"; "年前" means "the time before the turn of the year".