hou

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See also: hōu, hóu, hǒu, and hòu

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hou

  1. first-person singular present indicative of houden
  2. imperative of houden

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *(ma-)baqəʀu, from Proto-Austronesian *(ma-)baqəʀuh.

Verb[edit]

hou

  1. (stative) new (recently made or created)
  2. (stative) recent, to repeat
  3. (transitive) to thrust, jab, pierce

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

hou

  1. Nonstandard spelling of hōu.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of hóu.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of hǒu.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of hòu.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.