候 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

候 in English

hòu

  • to wait
  • to inquire after
  • to watch
  • season
  • climate
  • (old) period of five days

HSK levels

Components

  • (rén): man
  • (gǔn): line
  • (shǐ): arrow
  • (hóu): marquis, second of the five orders of ancient Chinese nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]; nobleman or high official;

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • :
  • : thick; deep or profound; kind; generous; rich or strong in flavor; to favor; to stress;
  • : back; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later; empress; queen;
  • : thick;
  • : mounds for beacons;
  • : grunting of pigs;
  • : to meet unexpectedly;
  • : place name;
  • : horseshoe crab;

Sentences examples with 候

  • 你什么时候回来?
    Nǐ shénme shíhòu huílái?
  • 我回家的时候,他在睡觉。
    Wǒ huí jiā de shíhòu, tā zài shuìjiào.
  • 先生,请问您什么时候开始点菜?
    Xiānshēng, qǐngwèn nín shénme shíhòu kāishǐ diǎn cài?
  • 上下班的时候,我都要经过这条街道。
    Shàng xiàbān de shíhòu, wǒ dū yào jīngguò zhè tiáo jiēdào.
  • 这是我小时候的照片。
    Zhè shì wǒ xiǎoshíhòu de zhàopiàn.

Words containing 候, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list