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English Definitionto recoil; to draw back; to fall back; to retreat
Simplified Script后退
Traditional Script後退
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄏㄡˋ ㄊㄨㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hau6teoi3
Part of Speech(动) verb
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
hòuback; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later
退 tuìto retreat; to decline; to move back; to withdraw

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
后悔hòuhuǐto regret; to repent
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
Words With Same Tail Word    
衰退shuāituìto decline; to fall; to drop; to falter; a decline; recession (in economics)
倒退dàotuìto fall back; to go in reverse
撤退chètuìto retreat
三退sāntuìwithdrawal from the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers of China
促退cùtuìto hinder; to prevent (forward progress)
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