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Pronunciation : hòu
Meaning :
  1. wait; await. (v)
  2. inquire after. (v)
  3. time; season. (n)
  4. condition; state. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 10
Traditional :
Usage : 32.5%
Common Words / Phrases:
shí hou
: time; length of time; moment; period
děng hòu
: to wait; to wait for
yǒu shí hou
: sometimes
qì hòu
: climate; atmosphere
1. What time do you go to work?
shén me shí hòu shàng bān
: you
什么 : what
时候 : time
上班 : go to work
2. It’s late, and we should go to bed.
shí hou zǎo le men gāi shuì jiào le
时候 : time
: not
: early
: particle intensifying preceding clause
我们 : we
: should
睡觉 : sleep
: particle indicating a request or a command
3. When I was a child I wanted to be a doctor.
xiǎo shí hou xiǎng chéng wéi míng shēng
小时候 : in one’s childhood
: I
: want to
成为 : become
: one
: measure word
医生 : doctor
4. He borrows money from me once in a while.
yǒu shí hou huì xiàng jiè qián
: he
有时候 : sometimes, occasionally
: will
: to
: me
借钱 : borrow money
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