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English Definitionquite a while
Simplified Script好久
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄏㄠˇ ㄐㄧㄡˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)hou2gau2
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (习惯用语) idiomatic expression
Proficiency Test LevelTOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
hǎogood; well; proper; good to; easy to; very; so; (suffix indicating completion or readiness); (of two people) close; on intimate terms
jiǔ(long) time; (long) duration of time

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
好像hǎoxiàngas if; to seem like
好吃hǎochītasty; delicious
好看hǎokàngood-looking; nice-looking; good (of a movie, book, TV show etc); embarrassed; humiliated
好些hǎoxiēa good deal of; quite a lot
好听hǎotīngpleasant to hear
Words With Same Tail Word    
不久bùjiǔnot long (after); before too long; soon; soon after
悠久yōujiǔlong (tradition, history etc)
持久chíjiǔlasting; enduring; persistent; permanent; protracted; endurance; persistence; to last long
长久chángjiǔ(for a) long time
永久yǒngjiǔeverlasting; perpetual; lasting; forever; permanent
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