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English Definitionafterwards; following; later; after
Simplified Script之后
Traditional Script之後
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄓ ㄏㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zi1hau6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate,Advanced
Word Decomposition
zhī(possessive particle, literary equivalent of ); him; her; it
hòuback; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later

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Words With Same Head Word    
之前zhīqiánbefore; prior to; ago; previously; beforehand
之内zhīnèiinside; within
之类zhīlèiand so on; and such
之一zhīyīone of (something); one out of a multitude; one (third, quarter, percent etc)
Words With Same Tail Word    
最后zuìhòufinal; last; finally; ultimate
然后ránhòuafter; then (afterwards); after that; afterwards
以后yǐhòuafter; later; afterwards; following; later on; in the future
今后jīnhòuhereafter; henceforth; in the future; from now on
先后xiānhòuearly or late; priority; in succession; one after another
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