後輩

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Chinese

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

Pronunciation

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Noun

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後輩

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

Synonyms

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  • (younger generation):

Antonyms

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  • (antonym(s) of younger generation):

Descendants

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Sino-Xenic (後輩):

See also

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Japanese

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

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From Middle Chinese 後輩 (MC huwX|huwH pwojH, literally “back, behind + people of a certain kind; class, cohort”). Doublet of フベ (fube).

First cited to a text from 827 CE.[1]

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(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

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Descendants

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References

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  1. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN

Korean

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Hanja in this term

Noun

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後輩 (hubae) (hangeul 후배)

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

Vietnamese

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chữ Hán Nôm in this term

Noun

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後輩

  1. chữ Hán form of hậu bối (junior).