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hou

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See also hōu, hóu, hǒu, and hòu

Dutch

Verb

hou

  1. first person singular present tense of houden (van)
  2. singular imperative of houden (van)

Hawaiian

Etymology

Originally vou

Adjective

hou

  1. new, recent
  2. repeat, encore

Verb

hou

  1. to thrust, jab, pierce

Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

hou

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, hōu, hóu, hǒu, or hòu.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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