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English Definitiontime; length of time; moment; period
Simplified Script时候
Traditional Script時候
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕˊ ㄏㄡ˙
Cantonese (Jyutping)si4hau6
Part of Speech(名) noun
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
shío'clock; time; when; hour; season; period; (Chinese surname)
hòuto wait; to inquire after; to watch; season; climate; (old) period of five days

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Words With Same Head Word    
时间shíjiāntime; period
时代shídàiage; era; epoch; period (in one's life); Time, US weekly news magazine
时期shíqīperiod; phase
时刻shíkèmoment; constantly; always
时常shíchángoften; frequently
Words With Same Tail Word    
有时候yǒu shíhousometimes
当…的时候dāng …deshíhouat the time of ...
到时候dào shíhouwhen the moment comes; at that time
古时候gǔ shíhouin ancient times; in olden days
小时候xiǎo shíhouin one's childhood
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