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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “former”

former

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˈfɔː.mər/ US  /ˈfɔːr.mɚ/
of or in an earlier time; before the present time or in the past
较早的,早先的;以前的;旧时的
his former wife
他的前妻
a former employer
前雇主
the former president of the United States
美国前总统
The house, a former barn, has been attractively converted.
这座房子以前是谷仓,现已改建一新,十分漂亮。
The painting was then restored to its former glory (= returned to its original good condition).
这幅油画又恢复了原先的光彩。
It was a long time after the accident before he seemed like his former self (= behaved in the way he had done before).
事故过后很长时间,他似乎才恢复了先前的样子。
In the pastBefore, after and alreadyAfter and behind
(Definition of former adjective from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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