hòu behind; after

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

Related characters


Also uses chǎng component: àn (bank) cè (toilet) dùn (shield) fǎn (contrary) lì (to experience) lì (strict) 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 (to close) hé (together) 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 (to call (birds)) míng (name) 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 (to know) zhī (one) 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

Phrases

hòu tiān Day after tomorrow

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