Meaning and pronunciation of 后

Simplified/traditional character
hòu (hou4)

Definition:

back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later; empress; queen;

HSK levels:

1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Components:

  • 厂 (chǎng): production facility
  • 一 (yī): one
  • 口 (kǒu): mouth

Characters with the same pronunciation:

Sentences examples with 后:

  • 我去火车站后面。
    Wǒ qù huǒchē zhàn hòumiàn.
  • 商店在学校后面。
    Shāngdiàn zài xuéxiào hòumiàn.
  • 关于这个问题,后面我还会详细说。
    Guānyú zhège wèntí, hòumiàn wǒ hái huì xiángxì shuō.
  • 散步的时候,小狗一直跟在我身后。
    Sànbù de shíhòu, xiǎo gǒu yīzhí gēn zài wǒ shēnhòu.
  • 后来我再也没见过他。
    Hòulái wǒ zài yě méi jiànguò tā.

Words containing 后, by HSK level:

HSK level 1 words

  • (hòumiàn) : rear; back; behind; later; afterwards

HSK level 3 words

  • (hòulái) : afterwards; later
  • (ránhòu) : after; then (afterwards); after that; afterwards
  • (zuìhòu) : final; last; finally; ultimate

HSK level 4 words

  • (hòuhuǐ) : to regret; to repent

HSK level 5 words

  • (hòubèi) : the back (human anatomy); the back part of sth;
  • (hòuguǒ) : consequences; aftermath
  • (luòhòu) : to fall behind; to lag (in technology etc); backward; to retrogress

HSK level 6 words

  • (hòudài) : posterity; later periods; later ages; later generations
  • (hòugùzhīyōu) : fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of action); worries about the future consequences; often in negative expressions, meaning 'no worries about anything'
  • (hòuqín) : logistics
  • (huánghòu) : empress; imperial consort
  • (kōngqiánjuéhòu) : unprecedented and never to be duplicated; the first and the last; unmatched; unique
  • (zhēngxiānkǒnghòu) : striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another

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