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English Definitionto regret; to repent
Simplified Script后悔
Traditional Script後悔
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄏㄡˋ ㄏㄨㄟˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hau6fui3
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
hòuback; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later
huǐto regret

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
后来hòuláiafterwards; later
后天hòutiānthe day after tomorrow; post-natal; acquired (not innate); a posteriori
后年hòuniánthe year after next
后面hòumianrear; back; behind; later; afterwards
后果hòuguǒconsequences; aftermath
Words With Same Tail Word    
仟悔qiānhuǐrepentance (in Christianity)
反悔fǎnhuǐto renege; to go back (on a deal); to back out (of a promise)
失悔shīhuǐto regret; to feel remorse
懊悔àohuǐto feel remorse; to repent; to regret
忏悔chànhuǐto confess; to repent; remorse; repentance; penitent; confession (Buddhism)
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