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English Definitionto fall behind; to lag (in technology etc); backward; to retrogress
Simplified Script落后
Traditional Script落後
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄨㄛˋ ㄏㄡˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lok6hau6
Part of Speech(形) adjective
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
luòto fall or drop; (of the sun) to set; (of a tide) to go out; to lower; to decline or sink; to lag or fall behind; to fall onto; to rest with; to get or receive; to write down; whereabouts; settlement
hòuback; behind; rear; afterwards; after; later

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
落实luòshípractical; workable; to implement; to carry out; to decide
落选luòxuǎnto fail to be chosen (or elected); to lose an election
落伍luòwǔto fall behind the ranks; to be outdated
落地luòdìto fall to the ground; to be set on the ground; to reach to the ground; to be born; (of a plane) to land
落得luòdeending up as; leading to; resulting in; in total
Words With Same Tail Word    
最后zuìhòufinal; last; finally; ultimate
然后ránhòuafter; then (afterwards); after that; afterwards
以后yǐhòuafter; later; afterwards; following; later on; in the future
之后zhīhòuafterwards; following; later; after
今后jīnhòuhereafter; henceforth; in the future; from now on
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