Meaning of 候

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Pinyin: hòu
English Definition: to wait; to inquire after; to watch; season; climate; (old) period of five days
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
气候 hòu climate; atmosphere; situation; Classifiers:
问候 wèn hòu to give one's respects; to send a greeting; (fig.) (coll.) to make offensive reference to (somebody dear to the person to whom one is speaking)
候选人 hòu xuǎn rén candidate; Classifiers:
等候 děng hòu to wait; to wait for
侍候 shì hòu to serve; to wait upon
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