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English Definitionto wait to fill a vacancy; reserve (candidate); alternate; substitute
Simplified Script候补
Traditional Script候補
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄏㄡˋ ㄅㄨˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hau6bou2
Part of Speech(动) verb
Word Decomposition
hòuto wait; to inquire after; to watch; season; climate; (old) period of five days
to repair; to patch; to mend; to make up for; to fill (a vacancy); to supplement

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
候选人hòuxuǎn réncandidate
候选hòuxuǎncandidate (attributive)
候审hòushěnawaiting trial
候缺hòuquēwaiting for a vacancy
Words With Same Tail Word    
弥补míbǔto complement; to make up for a deficiency
互补hùbǔcomplementary; to complement each other
填补tiánbǔto fill a gap; to fill in a blank (on a form); to overcome a deficiency
修补xiūbǔto mend
增补zēngbǔto augment; to supplement; to add
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