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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “past”

past

noun [S] (TIME BEFORE)
以前
    /pɑːst/ US  /pæst/
the period before and until, but not including , the present time
过去
Evolution can explain the past, but it can never predict the future .
进化能解释过去,但永远无法预知未来。
In the past, this sort of work was all done by hand .
在过去,这种活儿完全是手工完成的。
By winning the 1500 metres , he joins some of the great names of the past.
赢得1500米比赛的冠军后,他已经能够与昔日的一些伟大运动员比肩。
In the past
a past a part of someone's life in which they did unacceptable or dishonest things
(不光彩的)过去
He's a man with a past.
他有一段不光彩的过去。
Events and occurrencesAccidents and disasters
(Definition of past noun (TIME BEFORE) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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