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English Definitiondesignate
Simplified Script候任
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄏㄡˋ ㄖㄣˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hau6jam6
Word Decomposition
hòuto wait; to inquire after; to watch; season; climate; (old) period of five days
rènto assign; to appoint; to take up a post; office; responsibility; to let; to allow; to give free rein to; no matter (how, what etc); measure word for the number of terms served in office, post, or rank; (Chinese surname)

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
候选人hòuxuǎn réncandidate
候选hòuxuǎncandidate (attributive)
候补hòubǔto wait to fill a vacancy; reserve (candidate); alternate; substitute
候审hòushěnawaiting trial
候缺hòuquēwaiting for a vacancy
Words With Same Tail Word    
责任zérènresponsibility; blame; duty
主任zhǔrèndirector; head
担任dānrènto hold a governmental office or post; to assume office of; to take charge of; to serve as
信任xìnrènto trust; to have confidence in
班主任bānzhǔ rènteacher in charge of a class
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