hòu behind; after

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30]
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)

Sounds same

hòu (wait)

< Previous hóng Next hòu >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 后
Stroke order for character 后, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

People

慈禧太后 Dowager Empress Cixi

Proverbs

空前绝后 kōng qián jué hòu Something that is genuinely completely new
前怕狼后怕虎 qián pà láng hòu pà hǔ To be obsessed by fears of attack from all sides

Phrases

后天 hòu tiān day after tomorrow
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Jī bù zé shí [ji bu ze shi]
hunger not choose eat
When hungry don't care what you eat
The starving aren't fussy over their food. Pragmatically taking what is available.
Beggars can't be choosers

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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