The Chinese word 过去 means “the past” or “gone by”. It is commonly used to refer to events or periods of time that have already happened. In addition, 过去 can also be used as a verb to indicate that something has passed or is over, such as in the sentence “这个阶段已经过去了”, which means “This stage has already passed”.
Verb: to go over, to pass by
Adverb: past, former
|过去的事情已经过去了||guòqù de shìqíng yǐjīng guòqùle||The past is already gone|
|我们应该放下过去的仇恨||wǒmen yīnggāi fàngxià guòqù de chóuhèn||We should let go of past grudges|
|这个城市已经发生了很多变化，不像过去了||zhège chéngshì yǐjīng fāshēngle hěnduō biànhuà, bù xiàng guòqùle||This city has undergone many changes and is not like it used to be|
|这个问题已经过去了，我们现在需要关注未来||zhège wèntí yǐjīng guòqùle, wǒmen xiànzài xūyào guānzhù wèilái||This issue is now in the past, we need to focus on the future|
|过去的经验告诉我们，我们需要更加谨慎||guòqù de jīngyàn gàosù wǒmen, wǒmen xūyào gèngjiā jǐnshèn||Past experience tells us that we need to be more careful|
|这个问题已经在过去的几个月里得到了解决||zhège wèntí yǐjīng zài guòqù de jǐ gè yuè lǐ dédàole jiějué||This issue has been solved over the past few months|
过去 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2 and HSK Level 3.