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shǒu xiān




first of all, in the first place

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HanziHSKPinyinEnglish Definition
1xiān shengmister
3xiānfirst, in advance
4shǒu dūcapital (of a country)
5shì xiānin advance, beforehand
5shǒu(for song and poem)
6lǐng xiānlead, be ahead of
6shǒu shìjewels, jewellery
6shǒu yàoof first importance, chief; head, leader
6xiān jìnadvanced; advanced individual or group
6xiān qiánprevious days
6yōu xiāntake precedence, have priority
6yù xiānin advance, beforehand
6yuán shǒusovereign, head of state
6yuán xiānformer, at first
6zhēng xiān kǒng hòustrive to be the first and fear to lag behind
6zǔ xiānancestors