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English Definitionnoble house
Simplified Script侯门
Traditional Script侯門
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄏㄡˊ ㄇㄣˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hau4mun4
Word Decomposition
hóumarquis, second of the five orders of ancient Chinese nobility 五等爵位; nobleman or high official; (Chinese surname)
méngate; door; gateway; doorway; opening; valve; switch; way to do something; knack; family; house; (religious) sect; school (of thought); class; category; phylum or division (taxonomy); measure word for large guns; measure word for lessons, subjects, branches of technology; (suffix) -gate (i.e. scandal; derived from Watergate); (Chinese surname)

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Words With Same Head Word    
侯马hóumǎHouma county level city in Linfen 临汾, Shanxi
侯赛因hóu sài yīnHusain or Hussein (name); Hussein (c. 626-680), Muslim leader whose martyrdom is commemorated at Ashura; Saddam Hussein al Tikriti (1937-2006), dictator of Iraq 1979-2003
侯马市hóumǎ shìHouma county level city in Linfen 临汾, Shanxi
侯宗宾hóu zōng bīnHou Zongbin
Words With Same Tail Word    
部门bùméndepartment; branch; section; division
专门zhuānménspecialist; specialized; customized
出门chūménto go out; to leave home; to go on a journey; away from home; (of a woman) to get married
大门dàménentrance; door; gate; large and influential family
对门duìménthe building or room opposite
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