Meaning and pronunciation of 候

Simplified/traditional character

Definition

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;

Sentences examples with 候

  • 你什么时候回来?
    Nǐ shénme shíhòu huílái?
  • 先生,请问您什么时候开始点菜?
    Xiānshēng, qǐngwèn nín shénme shíhòu kāishǐ diǎn cài?
  • 我回家的时候,他在睡觉。
    Wǒ huí jiā de shíhòu, tā zài shuìjiào.
  • 他不时候学生。
    Tā bù shíhòu xuéshēng.
  • 散步的时候,小狗一直跟在我身后。
    Sànbù de shíhòu, xiǎo gǒu yīzhí gēn zài wǒ shēnhòu.

Words containing 候, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

HSK 4 vocabulary list

HSK 5 vocabulary list