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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

厂 (to announce) + 一 + 口 (a mouth). It represents the powerful queue gives orders.

Han character[edit]

(radical 30 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 竹一口 (HMR), four-corner 72261, composition𠂋)

  1. queen, empress, sovereign (Simplified and Traditional)
  2. after, following, behind (Simplified only)

This character is present in both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. However, it only means "after" or "behind" when it is simplified due to the merging of characters 后 and in Simplified Chinese. The latter is used to represent "after" in Traditional Chinese.

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 176, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3298
  • Dae Jaweon: page 393, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 580, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+540E

Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 6 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. empress, queen

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hu) (hangeul , revised hu, McCune-Reischauer hu, Yale hwu)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin hòu (hou4)
Zhuyin ㄏㄡˋ 5 ( ㄏㄡˋ )5
IPA (key) / xou⁵¹ (¹ xu̯ɔu4)¹/
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Adjective[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin hòu (hou4), traditional )

  1. after; following; behind

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin hòu (hou4))

  1. queen; empress; sovereign

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(hậu)