former

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Adjective

Positive
former

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

Positive
tsohon

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (usually before the noun) A former x (e.g., president, country, wife) used to be the x but is not anymore. <> tsohon, na da, na baya.
    Dan Rutz, tsohon mai bada ruhotannin kan harkokin kiwon lafiya a gidan Talabijin na duniya wato CNN dake Amurka <> Dan Rutz, former health affairs correspondent on international television—that is CNN from the U.S.
    Former president Clinton was giving a speech at the school. <> Tsohon shugaban Clinton ya baida jawabi a makarantar.
  2. The former is the first of two things that have already been talked about. <> na da, na baya.
    I've taught in high school and university. The former (i.e., high school) is more exciting, but university is less stressful.