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pre-

prefix uk   us   /priː-/
before (a time or an event): a pre-flight check a pre-lunch drink pre-industrial societies
Translations of “pre-”
in Korean -전의 (시간이나 행사)…
in Arabic ما قَبل…
in Malaysian pra…
in Italian pre-, in anticipo, già…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在…前, 先於(某時間或事件)…
in Vietnamese tiếp đầu ngữ “trước”…
in Spanish Pre-…
in Portuguese pré…
in Thai ก่อน…
in Catalan pre-, abans de…
in Japanese ~前の, ~以前の…
in Indonesian pra-…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在…前, 先于(某时间或事件)…
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