Collins Chinese Dictionary Plus (3rd edition), 2011:
already [%:l'rEdI] adv 已经(經) yǐjīng
- I have already started making dinner
我已经(經)开(開)始做晚餐了 wǒ yǐjīng kāishǐ zuò wǎncān le
- They've spent nearly a million dollars on it already.
他们(們)在这(這)上面已经(經)花了近百万(萬)美金。 Tāmen zài zhè shàngmian yǐjīng huāle jìn bǎiwàn měijīn.
- He was already late for his appointment.
他约(約)会(會)已经(經)迟(遲)到了。 Tā yuēhuì yǐjīng chídào le.
- is it five o'clock already?
(expressing surprise) 已经(經)到5点(點)了吗(嗎)？ yǐjīng dào wǔ diǎn le ma?
as you know - boarded - fait accompli - foregone - have other things to do - I know - preconceived - preconception - preexistence - preexisting - prepaid - presupposition - prior commitment - prior engagement - ready-made - reinvention - said - state the obvious