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Pronunciation
Mandarin hou, hòu
Cantonese (Jyutping)hau6
Japanese Kunsourou, ukagau, saburau
Japanese Onkou
Korean (Hangul)
Korean (Yale)hwu
Vietnamesehầu
Meaning
Definition wait; expect; visit; greet
Character Rank
Traditional443
Simplified371
常用字表341
Hong Kong Grade Level1
Common Words With This Character  
时候shíhoutime; length of time; moment; period
有时候yǒu shíhousometimes
气候qìhòuclimate; atmosphere; situation
问候wènhòuto give one's respects; to send a greeting
等候děnghòuto wait; to wait for
伺候cìhòuto serve; to wait upon
Related Characters
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Computer Encoding
Unicode U+5019
Big 5ADD4
GB2312BAF2
Input Method Codes
Cangjieolnk
Four Corner2723.4
WuBi 86whnd
WuBi 98whnd
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