後輩

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Chinese[edit]

 
back; behind; rear
back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later
contemporaries; generation; lifetime
trad. (後輩)
simp. (后辈)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

後輩

  1. younger generation; posterity; descendants
  2. juniors; inferiors
  3. (ACG) kohai

Synonyms[edit]

  • (younger generation, juniors): (literary) 後進后进 (hòujìn)

Antonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (後輩):
  • Japanese: 後輩(こうはい) (kōhai)
  • Korean: 후배 (後輩, hubae)
  • Vietnamese: hậu bối (後輩)

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こう
Grade: 2
はい
Grade: S
kan’on
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 後輩 (MC ɦəuX|ɦəuH puʌiH, literally “back, behind + people of a certain kind; class, cohort”).

First cited to a text from 827 C.E..[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(こう)(はい) (kōhaiこうはい (koufai)?

  1. [from 1913] a member of a younger class
  2. [from circa 1220] someone born later, junior member of a group, kohai
  3. [from 827] (rare, possibly obsolete) the people towards the rear of a group

Antonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

後輩 (hubae) (hangeul 후배)

  1. Hanja form? of 후배 (one's junior in school, junior colleague).

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this term

Noun[edit]

後輩

  1. Hán tự form of hậu bối (junior).