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(Trad.: 後)
Pinyin: hòu
English Definition: empress; queen; back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later; post-
Chinese Definition:
①上古称君主:商之先后(先王)。
②帝王的妻子:皇后。太后。
③指空间在背面,反面的,与“前”相对:后窗户。后面。后学。后缀。后进。
④时间较晚,与“先”相对:日后。后福。后期。
⑤指次序,与“前”相对:后排。后十名。
⑥子孙:后辈。后嗣。后裔。后昆。无后(没有子孙)。
⑦姓氏。

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
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Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
后代 [ hòu dài ]: descendant; progeny; posterity; later ages; later generations
皇后 [ huáng hòu ]: empress; imperial consort
争先恐后 [ zhēng xiān kǒng hòu ]: striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
后勤 [ hòu qín ]: logistics
后顾之忧 [ hòu zhī yōu ]: 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"
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