hòu behind; after

Made up of [ chǎng cliff; factory; depot radical 27, kǒu mouth radical 30]
Number of strokes: 6

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Also uses chǎng component: àn (bank) cè (toilet) dùn (shield) fǎn (contrary) lì (strict) lì (to experience) yuán (former)
Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (together) hé (to close) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (name) míng (to call (birds)) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (one) zhī (to know) zhōu (circuit) zú (foot)

Sounds same

hòu (wait)

Different tone

hóu (nobleman)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 后
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People

慈禧太后 Dowager Empress Cixi

Proverbs

空前绝后 kōng qián jué hòu Something that is genuinely new
前怕狼后怕虎 qián pà láng hòu pà hǔ To be obsessed by fears of attack from all sides
后起之秀 hòu qǐ zhī xiù Said of someone showing talent at an early age.
后顾之忧 hòu gù zhī yōu Worried about events back at home. Said of someone concerned about goings on at home rather than things immediately to hand.
先斩后奏 xiān zhǎn hòu zòu Taking the initiative; acting without orders. The story is of a newly appointed magistrate who was seeking a murderer. When she was found, the magistrate had her executed on the spot in spite of she being a servant to the Emperor's sister. An execution requires the Emperor's sanction and so the magistrate was in deep trouble,. In this case the magistrate managed to escape with his life.
争先恐后 zhēng xiān kǒng hòu Striving for position. Over competitive.

Phrases

hòu tiān Day after tomorrow

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