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)

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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 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

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